Inguinal Hernia

An inguinal hernia is bump in you groin. The inner layer of the abdominal cavity protrudes through a weak spot in the abdomen along the inguinal canal which carries the spermatic cord in men but they can also occur in woman. and it also a week spot in the abdominal. 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. Dr. 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. Dr. Garcia performs most of his hernias robotically with tension free repair. The different ways to repair inguinal hernia are as follows…

Surgical Repair Techniques

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.

Open Repair Technique

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.

Robotic Inguinal Hernia Repair

Robotic surgery provides a number of advantages over traditional open surgery and standard laparoscopic procedures. Dr. 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. This technique eliminates almost any mesh related long term issues. It is the most complete technique available. It prevents nerve entrapment seen in open surgery and 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.

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Patient Testimonials

Dr. Garcia is the best, I had a robotic surgery for diverticulitis. It was the best experience I've ever had. I can say my recovery was more than successful. I'm very grateful to him and his staff. I would definitely recommend him with my eyes closed. You will be in the best hands.

Kenia Mirabal 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

Dr Garcia and his staff are top notch. From my very first visit I have been treated like a VIP. My surgery was virtually painless and I have my life back. I am a tennis coach and had resigned to think that I will never play again. Thanks to Dr. Garcia I will be back and better than ever very soon. Thank you!!!!!

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