What is a Hernia?

A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall that creates an opening in the muscle wall which can allow intraabdominal structures to protrude though the muscle. Almost all hernias must eventually be repaired because they will likely grow and cause pain or worse obstructions. Dr. Garcia has become one of the best hernia surgeons in the tri-county. He has over 15 years of experience performing hernia repairs. He has performed the most complex abdominal wall reconstructions and has advanced the field of hernia into the world of robotic hernia repair.

With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Garcia is capable of repairing from the smallest to the largest hernias using a combination of robotic, laparoscopy and open technique. This allows patients to get back to their life faster. Dr. Garcia does robotic inguinal hernia and robotic umbilical hernia as outpatient procedures which allows his patients to experience a quick recover so they can return to their everyday lives.

A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall that creates an opening in the muscle wall which can allow intraabdominal structures to protrude though the muscle. Almost all hernias must eventually be repaired because they will likely grow and cause pain or worse obstructions. Dr. Garcia has become one of the best hernia surgeons in the tri-county. He has over 15 years of experience performing hernia repairs. He has performed the most complex abdominal wall reconstructions and has advanced the field of hernia into the world of robotic hernia repair.

With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Garcia is capable of repairing from the smallest to the largest hernias using a combination of robotic, laparoscopy and open technique. This allows patients to get back to their life faster. Dr. Garcia does robotic inguinal hernia and robotic umbilical hernia as outpatient procedures which allows his patients to experience a quick recover so they can return to their everyday lives.

Inguinal Hernia

An inguinal hernia is bump in you groin. It can cause pain and discomfort and also causes a bulge through the skin.

Ventral Hernia & Complex Hernia

Ventral hernia are hernias that occurs after a surgery. Complex hernias are hernia that have recurred despite previous repairs.

Umbilical Hernia

An umbilical hernia occurs when intestine, fat, or fluid pushes through a weak spot in the belly. This causes a bulge near the belly button, or navel.

#1 > Inguinal Hernia

  • An inguinal hernia is bump in you groin.
  • It can cause pain and discomfort and also causes a bulge through the skin.
  • Sometimes the bulge it is not easy to detect and only an experienced surgeon like Dr. Garcia can make the diagnosis with a dynamic ultrasound.
  • Garcia does ultrasound on all his patients, which sets him apart from other surgeons.
  • This allows for a diagnosis of bilateral hernia and hernias not yet seen.
  • Garcia performs most of his hernias robotically with tension free repair.
  • Learn More About Inguinal Hernias

The different ways to repair inguinal hernia are as follows…

Robotic Inguinal Hernia Repair

  • Robotic surgery provides a number of advantages over traditional open surgery and standard laparoscopic procedures.
  • Garcia goes behind the muscles and retrieves the hernia that went through the muscle. He then places an ultralight mesh to cover the hernia defect or defects.
  • Eliminates almost any mesh related long term issues.
  • It is the most complete technique available.
  • It prevents nerve entrapment seen in open surgery.
  • It allows for a speedy recovery.
  • Robotic surgery allows Dr. Garcia to repair both direct and indirect hernia and bilateral hernia at the same time.
  • The robotic surgery system, which is controlled by the surgeon at all times, uses tiny instruments and 3-D cameras to precisely repair the affected area.

Open Air Inguinal Hernia Repair

  • It is currently used by Dr. Garcia when the hernia is extremely large.
  • When patient’s medical conditions contraindicate laparoscopy surgery.
  • The open technique or laparoscopic technique uses ultrapro-plug system or absorbable mesh.
  • The results are excellent in Dr Garcia’s hands.

The Laparoscopic Technique

  • This technique is slowly being abandoned due to the better robotic visualization.
  • Laparoscopic repair is done in a virtual space which is created by a balloon in the preperitoneal space.
  • It is not as accurate a dissection as a robotic dissection.
  • The benefits show to be as good as robotic in large studies.
  • The laparoscopic technique provides faster recovery, but it is limited for recurrent hernia, bilateral hernia and athletes and workers that need an intimidate return to activities.

 

#2 > Umbilical Hernia

An Umbilical Hernia occurs when intestine, fat, or fluid pushes through a weak spot in the belly. This causes a bulge near the belly button, or navel. The umbilicus is prone to muscle weakness since it’s where the greatest stress is placed on the muscles when we do anything physical. In children these hernia often go away on their own, but in adults these hernias never get better and usually get bigger over time.

  • An umbilical hernia occurs when intestine, fat, or fluid pushes through a weak spot in the belly. This causes a bulge near the belly button, or navel.
  • It can cause pain and obstruction.
  • It generally needs to be repaired.
  • Garcia uses a new state of the art robotic technique.
  • He opens the space behind the rectus muscle and closes the defect with a baseball stitch using the robot.

Then he places thin small mesh behind the muscle (Sublay).

  • Garcia then closes the peritoneum and prevents the mesh from creating any problems.

Learn More About Umbilical Hernias.

#3 > Ventral Hernia & Complex Hernia Repair

Complex hernias are defined as hernias of the abdomen that have recurred despite multiple repairs, that are associated with infections, or have resulted in bowel perforations or fistulas. Complex hernias, including incisional abdominal wall hernias, are a challenging surgical problem. Incisional hernias occur in 10 to 23 percent of open abdominal laparotomies, with recurrence rates reported between 18 and 50 percent. Until recently, many patients with complex hernias were discouraged from having surgery, and they present unique challenges and require specialized hernia surgeon. Learn More About Ventral Hernias

Self Pay Hernia Starting at $5,000

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+ Inguinal hernia $5,000  |  Includes surgery, consultation, anesthesia and post op care.
+ Umbilical hernia laparoscopic $5,000  |  Includes surgery, consultation, anesthesia and post op care.
+ Robotic hernia repair $10,000  |  Includes surgery, consultation, anesthesia and post op care.

Patient Testimonials

Dr Garcia performed hernia surgery on me 2 weeks ago and I feel great! No pain and no discomfort. He was very clear about what he was going to do and what to expect after. I would highly recommend his services!

John Robinson Google Review

Dr. Garcia preformed a hernia surgery on me. He explained everything thoroughly from the very beginning. At the hospital, you could see how well-respected he was by everyone in the facility, and you could see why. He takes his craft very seriously and is extremely competent and experienced. He was clearly the captain of the ship from the minute he walked in the room. But he does it with a smile and a genuine, caring attitude. Over the years, it seems doctors are forced to rush and have lost some of their bedside manner. This is not at all the case with Dr. Garcia. From start to finish, the service and attention to detail has been outstanding. Follow up: It's now been over four months since my procedure. The area that was operated on feels excellent. I suspected Dr. Garcia did an outstanding job in the surgery but there was no way for me to know for sure until I was done healing. He's the real deal--a top rate surgeon with genuine concern for his patients and craft.

Evan M. Rosen Google Review

I was suffering from a bilateral hernia and searched for a professional to address my issue. I was on-line and checking reviews. I found Doctor Garcia and utilized his service. He and his staff members are personable and they provided me with an atmosphere of comfort. His skills performing surgery are amazing. I will definitely refer any family or friends who would be in need of his services. Blessings to you and your staff.

Danny Rodriguez Google Review

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