Surgery is the only way to permanently repair a hernia. Sometimes your physician may choose to monitor a hernia that isn’t causing symptoms to determine if and when hernia surgery is necessary. Click here to read more about types of hernia and hernia symptoms. With experienced surgeons and some of the highest patient satisfaction scores in the nation, The Hernia Center at DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital is a regional destination for minimally invasive hernia repair. Our surgeons perform more hernia repairs than any other area hospital, making Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital the top hospital in Oakland County for volume of outpatient minimally invasive hernia surgery.
With minimally invasive hernia repair, you can expect less pain, faster recovery and fewer complications than with traditional “open” surgery. The risk of hernia recurrence may also be lower. At Huron Valley- Sinai Hospital, minimally invasive hernia repairs are performed as outpatient procedures — most patients return home in a few hours and return to work and normal activities in a few days.
Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair
To repair your hernia, your surgeon may make several tiny incisions and use a laparoscope — a thin tube with a tiny video camera at its tip — to see inside your abdomen. Guided by images on a video monitor, your surgeon may use special instruments and a non-absorbable surgical mesh inserted through tubes to repair the hernia from the inside. The natural outward pressure of the abdomen helps to keep the mesh in place and prevent recurrence of the hernia.
Open Hernia Repair
The surgeon makes an incision near the hernia and the weak muscle area is repaired. Open repair can be done with or without surgical mesh. Open repair that uses sutures without mesh is referred to as primary closure. Primary closure is used to repair inguinal hernias in infants, small hernias, strangulated or infected hernias.
Hernia Repair Technology
Our surgical suites feature the area’s most advanced technology – including a state-of-the-art HD video system that provides superb visualization during laparoscopic hernia surgical procedures. Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital also offers minimally invasive robotic-assisted hernia surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System. But even with all this technology, we never forget what’s most important: personalized care.
Hernia Center Surgeons
The Hernia Center is directed by A. King Ang, MD, Chief of Surgery at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. Dr. Ang and other surgeons at Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital were among Michigan’s first to perform laparoscopic surgery in the mid 1990s. Today, they are among the most experienced in laparoscopic hernia repair.
Schedule an appointment for a hernia consultation by clicking on one of our surgeons below.
A. King Ang, MD
Anthony Joseph, MD
Cynthia Sandona, DO
Matthew Weiner, MD