Do you struggle with colon-related conditions, including hernia? This condition can make you miserable, with symptoms including pain, pressure, abdominal heaviness, burning or aching sensation, acid reflux, difficulty swallowing, and chest pain.
While surgery itself will provide a welcome relief, traditional, open surgeries on the hernias used to require a substantial abdominal incision, which usually resulted in a prolonged recovery period.
However, new robotic laparoscopic surgery methods like the ones we practice at Oregon Advanced Surgery can accomplish your medical procedure through minimally-invasive techniques, substantially reducing your recovery time.
How Does Laparocopic Surgery Work?
Using just a few small incisions, laparoscopic surgery can be achieved. A thin telescope is placed inside the abdomen through a tube, called a trocar, which allows the surgical team to use a TV monitor to view the entire procedure and surrounding organs and tissues. Specialized instruments are then placed through the other trocars. The operation is performed under general anesthesia, overseen by an experienced anesthesiologist.
Other Colorectal Issues that Benefit from Minimally Invasive Surgery
Hernia is not the only colorectal condition that can be treated with laparoscopic surgery. Others include:
- Colon and rectal polyps, tumors, and malignancies
- Severe and prolonged constipation
- Rectal prolapse
- Colon volvulus
- Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.
Benefits of laparoscopic surgery for these conditions include:
- Reduced recovery time
- Less incision pain
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker return to your usual diet, work, pursuits and regular routine.
- Improved cosmetic healing
If you’re considering surgery to repair a hernia, or any colorectal condition, ask your doctor about laparoscopic surgery. This technique allows patients to not only undergo beneficial and successful surgeries, but to recover quickly. You will be able to return to activities you enjoy much faster than if you underwent traditional, open surgery, and will likely feel and look better at the incision site, both in the short and long-term.
Do you have questions about minimally-invasive surgery? Our team is very happy to help. We love working with patients to help them achieve their dream outcome, and can help minimize the stress commonly associated with undergoing surgery.
Contact us today for in-depth information on your potential procedure, as well as any health-related concerns you may have. Oregon Advanced Surgery is your #1 resource for local laparoscopic information!