HERNIA Minimally Invasive Surgery

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall that tissue or organs protrude through.  The most common form of hernia is an inguinal hernia which causes swelling and pain and may feel like a bulge or bump under the skin.  Hernia surgery is often recommended to prevent future complications including bowel obstruction and bowel strangulation.

Hernia Surgery Experts

The Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Hudson Valley Surgical are known throughout Westchester and the New York Metro's medical community as the experts in patient-centered, Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) hernia surgery utilizing robotic and laparoscopic techniques.  Our surgeons have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of hernia types and will recommend the best approach to repairing your hernia. As a team Hudson Valley Surgical group has completed over 10,750 hernia surgeries in the past 30+ years.

Advance Techniques

The surgeons of Hudson Valley Surgical Group usually repair a hernia through a single incision procedure that can take as little as fifteen minutes. This method of hernia repair is often an outpatient procedure, resulting in less pain and making it possible for patients to return to their normal activities in a shorter amount of time.

A Custom Solution for Each Patient

As surgeons at Hudson Valley Surgical Group, we have design a custom solution based on each patient’s need.  If mesh is the solution, our surgeons take a multi-level approach to the type of selection of mesh used including but not limited to weave, porosity, material and weight.  In addition, we have perfected an approach for placement of the mesh which weaves the mesh within the various layers of the wall of the abdomen and beneath the muscles which provides a stronger bond and also allows for additional abdominal surgeries in the future eliminating undue complications from the mesh presence.  In some applications, we integrate dissolvable mesh depending on the case and presenting patient. 

In addition, as Minimally Invasive experts, we not only focus on the internal surgical technique, but the strategic placement of the incision to enhance the cosmetic outcome of the scar by working to place the incision in natural creases.  Each patient gets a tailored (concierge approach).

Experts at Re-occurrence or Rejection of Surgery

At the surgeons at Hudson Valley Surgical Group, we are experts at evaluation and rectifying complex abdominal wall issues that are either a result of a hernia re-occurrence or they are issues so complex that other surgeons have declined proceeding with surgery.  This team takes the time to customize a solution that is right for each patient and minimizes recovery by use of the least invasive method possible (either traditional open surgery, laparoscopic or robotic).  Hudson Valley surgeons take great pride in their extremely low conversion rate from laparoscopic to traditional open surgeries as compared with the national average.  The hernia repair is built to last better which benefits patients long-term.

Patient Benefits to Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair
  • Faster recovery  In most cases MIS hernia surgery patients are able to return to normal activities in one week.
  • Less risk for wound infections  Wound infections and complications have significantly decreased with essentially no blood loss and less trauma to the body.
  • Less scarring  MIS hernia surgery requires small incisions resulting in barely noticable scars.
  • Less anesthesia  MIS hernia surgery is ideal for patients with sensitivity to anesthesia.
  • Decrease surgery time  Superior and precise technology have decreased surgery time.
  • Less pain  MIS hernia surgery results in less post-operative pain.
If you are experiencing discomfort, swelling or pain in your abdomen area, please consult your physician immediately or make an appointment.
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Hudson Valley Surgical Group
777 N. Broadway, Suite 204, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
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Hudson Valley Surgical Group provides the latest in Minimally Invasive Surgery utilizing the most advanced laparoscopic technology available. Hudson Valley Surgical Group is the leader in patient-centered, Minimally Invasive Surgery techniques. Built on the combined strengths of three prominent board-certified surgeons: Robert Raniolo, MD, FACS and Har Chi Lau, MD, FACS -- who both have the distinction of being selected as two of Castle Connolly's Top Doctor in America; and Michael Weitzen, DO, ABOS, Hudson Valley Surgical Group specializes in their distinctive quality-of-life surgical approach that shortens recovery times and has less pain for patients.