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da Vinci® Hernia Surgery

If you have a hernia and your doctor suggests surgery, it can be done using open surgery or minimally invasive surgery. During hernia surgery, the weak tissue in the wall of the stomach or groin is secured and any holes are closed.

 If minimally invasive surgery is an option for you, ask your doctor about da Vinci® Surgery.

Why da Vinci® Surgery?

Early clinical data suggests that as a result of this technology, da Vinci® Ventral Hernia Surgery offers the following potential benefits:

  • Low rate of the hernia returning 1,3
  • Low rate of pain 1,2
  • Low rate of surgeon switching to open surgery 1,2
  • Short hospital stay 2,3

da Vinci® technology enables your surgeon to operate through a few small incisions (cuts), like traditional laparoscopy, instead of a large open incision. The da Vinci System® is a robotic-assisted surgical device that your surgeon is 100% in control of at all times. The da Vinci System® gives surgeons:

  • A 3D HD view inside your body
  • Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
  • Enhanced vision, precision and control

The da Vinci System® has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide. da Vinci® technology – changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.



Risks & Considerations Related to Hernia Repair (ventral, incisional, umbilical, inguinal): recurrence, bowel injury, infection of mesh, urinary retention. For inguinal hernia repair: testicular injury.

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  1. Tayar C, Karoui M, Cherqui D, Fagniez PL. Robot-assisted laparoscopic mesh repair of incisional hernias with exclusive intracorporeal suturing: a pilot study. Surg Endosc. 2007 Oct;21(10):1786- 9. Epub 2007 Mar 13.
  2. Allison N, Tieu K, Snyder B, Pigazzi A, Wilson E. Technical feasibility of robot-assisted ventral hernia repair. World J Surg. 2012 Feb;36(2):447-52. doi: 10.1007/s00268-011-1389-8.
  3. Gonzalez, A. M., et al. (2014). "Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with primary closure versus no primary closure of the defect: potential benefits of the robotic technology." International of Medical Robots and Computer Assisted Surgery.

da Vinci® Colon Surgery (Colectomy)

Your doctor may suggest surgery if you have a colon condition, such as: diverticulitis, colon cancer, or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which includes ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. Surgery to remove all or part of the colon is called a colectomy.

If your doctor suggests surgery, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. If so, ask about da Vinci® Surgery.

Why da Vinci® Surgery?

da Vinci® technology enables your surgeon to operate through a few small incisions (cuts), like traditional laparoscopy, instead of a large open incision. The da Vinci System® is a robotic-assisted surgical device that your surgeon is 100% in control of at all times. The da Vinci System® gives surgeons:

  • A 3D HD view inside your body
  • Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
  • Enhanced vision, precision and control

The da Vinci System® has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide. da Vinci® technology – changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.

» Learn more about the da Vinci Surgical System®

Risks and Considerations Related to Bowel Resection and Other Colorectal Procedures (removal of all/part of the intestine):leaking and/or narrowing at the spot where two sections of bowel were reconnected, colorectal or anal dysfunction (cannot empty bowel, frequent bowel movements, leakage or constipation).

Important Safety Information

Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Individual surgical results may vary. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci® Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. Please also refer to http://www.daVinciSurgery.com/Safety for Important Safety Information.

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