Free Hernia Screening

Free Hernia Screening

Learn about the advantages of robotic hernia surgery from Northeast Georgia's only robotic surgery experts and test drive the da Vinci Xi Robot.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville
North Patient Tower - Endoscopy
743 Spring Street, NE  |  Gainesville, GA

Registrations is closed for this event. However, walk-ins are welcome!

What is a Hernia?

A hernia is a weakness or defect of the abdominal wall that allows a protrusion of the abdominal contents through the defect. Hernias commonly occur in the groin, at the navel, or at the site of prior surgical scars.

Hernias tend to enlarge over time. As the edges of the defect stretch, the patient feels pain which may interfere with activities. The intestines will frequently protrude into the hernia, and may become trapped, or incarcerated, by the edges of the defect. If swelling occurs, the blood supply to the bowel may be cut off, causing damage to the bowel and necessitating an emergency operation.

What is Robotic Surgery?

Robotics is a cutting-edge method of performing surgery using only a few small incisions, or keyholes similar to those used in laparoscopic cases, as ports for instruments that allow access to the heart, lungs and abdomen, while at the same time fine-tuning the technical skills of the surgeon. This surgery is performed in a three-dimensional (3D) image compared to the two dimensions of laparoscopic surgery.

The use of the da Vinci Surgical System® for a patient’s procedure rather than an open incision procedure can mean a shorter length of stay for the patient, a quicker return to normal activities, significantly less pain, less complications, less blood loss and less scarring.

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