Robotic-Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery in Northwest Houston, TX
Left untreated, a hernia can compromise your health and lifestyle, contributing to significant complications. At Surgical Associates of Houston, we specialize in using safe, innovative techniques for minimally-invasive hernia repair. Our goal is to provide relief quickly and minimize recovery time as much as possible.
Board-certified general surgeon Zhen Fan, MD is passionate about providing exceptional care with the assistance of robotic laparoscopy. His expertise in treating ventral and inguinal hernias has earned him recognition as one of the leading surgical specialists in the Houston area. If you have any questions regarding this modern approach to hernia treatment, Dr. Fan and his staff are available to help.
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A hernia occurs when a defect developed in the abdominal wall, allowing an organ or tissues to push through the muscle defect. This produces discomfort, pain and potentially life-threatening condition such as dead bowel. If you are experiencing sharp abdominal pain or notice a bulge in this area, contact Dr. Fan.
Hernias can occur suddenly or develop gradually and are tied to the following:
• Straining/heavy lifting
• Build-up of Fluid in the Abdomen
• Previous surgery
Ventral and Inguinal Hernia Repair
Dr. Fan has extensive experience in treating ventral (abdominal) and inguinal (groin) hernias through minimally-invasive procedures. The robotic laparoscopic technique allows for greater precision and improved recovery time; it has also been found to significantly decrease the need for post-procedure pain medications for the majority of patients.
Before patients are discharged, Dr. Fan makes sure they receive specific post-op instructions so they can heal comfortably and avoid aggravating the treatment site. He also checks in with patients throughout the recovery period and is available to provide additional guidance that ensures their long-term well-being.
Call Surgical Associates of Houston to Learn More If you are suffering from hernia symptoms, your best option is to call Dr. Fan to schedule a consultation with Surgical Associates of Houston. We will be happy to discuss your options and our innovative surgical procedures.