Hiatal Hernia Repair
About 15% of Americans suffer from hiatal hernias. For a small number of hiatal hernia cases, surgery is required. Generally, this is reserved for those whose symptoms are not relieved by medication or altering lifestyle. Surgeons have traditionally performed this surgery using a conventional open incision into the chest wall or abdomen. However, at Methodist Mansfield Minimally Invasive Surgical Associates, surgeons offer the operation as a laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedure. During laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon makes several very small incisions in the abdomen, through which the medical team inserts the scope and instruments. This approach results in less scarring and pain, faster healing, and quicker recovery.
Healing through surgery. Helping with recovery.