1. The use of robotic techniques to repair paraesophageal hernias resulted in low rates of recurrence and had positive patient outcomes at five years.
Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)
Since the advent of laparoscopic surgery in the 1980s, morbidity and mortality involving the repair of paraesophageal hernias (PEHs) has dramatically reduced....
1. Robotic ventral hernia repairs yielded the same post-operative length of hospital stay, but worse abdominal wall quality of life scores as laparoscopic hernia repair.
2. Robotic ventral hernia repairs were less timely and more expensive compared to laparoscopic hernia repairs.
Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)
Study Rundown: Surgeries using robotic technologies...
Originally published by Harvard Health.
What Is It?
A hernia repair is the surgical procedure to fix a hernia. This procedure is also known as herniorrhaphy.
A hernia occurs when part of an internal organ or body part protrudes into an area where it should not. The most common hernias occur in the...