Hernia Treatment in Homer Glen IL

How are Hernias Treated?

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair is a minimally invasive procedure to fix tears in the abdominal wall (muscle) using small incisions, a camera and a surgical mesh patch. With over 20 years of experience in treating hernias, Dr. Thomas Vasdekas will determine if you are a candidate for this procedure or will require a more traditional open surgical approach.

Advantages of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Having a hernia repaired via minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery can provide the following benefits:

  • Reduced Postoperative Pain
  • Shortened or No Hospital Stay
  • Faster Return to Work and Normal Activities
  • Reduced Potential for Infection
  • Improved Cosmetic Results

What to Expect During Hernia Repair Surgery

The laparoscopic hernia repair procedure uses a laparoscope with a camera that transmits images from your abdomen to a viewing screen to guide Dr. Vasdekas in using the surgical instruments to make the repair.

A harmless gas is injected into your abdomen to inflate it to provide more room for Dr. Vasdekas to work as well view of the surgical site. Three or four one quarter inch incisions are usually necessary for placement of the laparoscope and surgical instruments.

The hernia is then repaired from behind the abdominal wall and includes the placement of a small piece of surgical mesh over the hernia defect which is held in place with small surgical staples. This operation is usually performed with general anesthesia or occasionally with regional or spinal anesthesia.

Hernia Repair in Homer Glen, IL

Dr. Vasdekas is a Board Certified General Surgeon serving the Southwest Suburban Chicago area since 1988. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System to treat various conditions such as gallbladder disease, stomach cancer, diverticulitis, skin cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer. To schedule a hernia repair consultation with Dr. Vasdekas at our office in Homer Glen, please call 708-364-0441 today.