Robotic Incisional Hernia Repair / Robotic TAR (Transversus Abdominis Release) in NYC

What is robotic incisional hernia repair or robotic TAR?

During robotic-assisted surgery for an incisional hernia, a special robotic instrument is used to give Dr. Mark Reiner the highest level of accuracy during the operation. This may also allow Dr. Reiner to make a smaller incision and increase the speed of your recovery.

If you require robotic incisional hernia repair, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Reiner in NYC. Dr. Reiner is internationally recognized as a leading expert in laparoscopic and robotic hernia repair. Having performed over 2,500 successful hernia surgeries in his lifetime, Dr. Reiner is highly qualified to repair your incisional hernia.

Why is robotic incisional hernia repair performed?

Robotic incisional hernia repair may be a good option for patients who need hernia repair and would like to reduce scarring and downtime after surgery. You may be a good candidate for robotic TAR surgery with Dr. Reiner if you are suffering from any of the following incisional hernia symptoms:

  • Bulging in the stomach
  • Pain
  • Aching
  • Intermittent bowel obstruction
  • Thinning or discoloration of the skin over the hernia defect

What does robotic incisional hernia repair involve?

Before robotic hernia surgery, your surgeon will walk you through each step of the process, as well as let you know what to expect in the weeks of your recovery.

Robotic-assisted surgery for an incisional hernia can be straightforward or more complex, depending on the size of the defect and expected cosmetic results. Smaller defects can be repaired by either closing the hernia defect with reinforcement of a synthetic material or just reinforcement of the defect. Small and medium-sized incisional hernias can robotically be closed and then reinforced with synthetic material, such as a mesh. Large incisional hernia defects require a much more complex procedure called a robotic TAR, to restore adequate core strength and acceptable cosmetic appearance.

Just before your operation, you will be given an anesthetic to minimize any discomfort. Then, your doctor will make very small incisions in the hernia location through which the robotic tool is inserted. Using the robotic arms, your doctor is able to make precise revisions to your abdominal wall and herniated area, which are much more pinpointed than with regular human surgery. The major advantage of a robotic repair of an incisional hernia is that the muscles outside the hernia defect can be mobilized in order to completely close the defect, giving a significant cosmetic post-operative advantage. Though this can be done through open surgery, the incisions and post-operative recovery are dramatically longer, with increased risk of wound-related issues. In both procedures synthetic materials may be used to buttress the repair, minimizing post-operative recurrence.

Robotic incisional hernia operations reduce the recovery time and decrease incisional scarring when compared with the same open procedure. Speak with Dr. Reiner for more details about your procedure and what to expect after surgery.

What are the advantages of undergoing robotic incisional hernia repair with Dr. Mark Reiner?

The benefits of undergoing robotic incisional hernia repair surgery with Dr. Mark Reiner include:

  • Less scarring than traditional open surgery
  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Better cosmetic results
  • Increased core strength
  • Faster recovery and return to full unrestricted activity

If you are suffering from an incisional hernia, you may be a good candidate for robotic incisional hernia repair. Dr. Mark Reiner is a top surgeon in the field of minimally invasive hernia repair, and has performed thousands of successful hernia operations. Contact Dr. Reiner today by calling 212.879.6677 or filling out the form on this page.

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