Surgery in the Phoenix area
A hernia is a protrusion of an organ through the wall of the cavity that normally contains it. Surgery is usually required for most types of hernias in order to prevent complications. Dr. Shawn Stevenson is a board-certified expert in Minimally invasive hernia surgery which offers many benefits over traditional surgery.
Performing an average of 6 to 8 hernia surgeries per week, Dr. Stevenson is highly trained and experienced in hernia surgery. With convenient surgery locations throughout Phoenix, our patients are a short drive from surrounding areas including Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert, and Glendale.
Dr. Stevenson Treats All Kinds of Hernia Cases with a Variety of Methods, Including:
- Hiatal Hernia
- Inguinal Hernia
- Laparoscopic Transabdominal Preperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair (TAPP)
- Laparoscopic Total Extraperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair (TEP)
- Incisional Hernia
- Ventral Hernia
- Umbilical Hernia
- Component Separation Hernia
- Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
What is The Process of Minimally-Invasive Hernia Repair?
During a minimally invasive hernia repair, a laparoscope, which is a thin tube with a video camera, fixes the hernia. Throughout the surgery, Dr. Stevenson is able to see inside your abdomen, Using tools, he pushes the hernia back into place.
Most of these surgeries are performed as an outpatient procedure, which means clients will return home the same day the surgery is performed.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery
Dr. Stevenson may recommend minimally invasive hernia repair to patients located in Phoenix because:
- It may cause less pain than an open hernia repair
- The recovery time for minimally invasive surgery is typically shorter than open surgery. This allows our Phoenix patients to return to their normal lifestyles more quickly.
- There are smaller incisions, which can mean that scarring is minimal.
- The chance of a patient having to have the surgery again is reduced with minimally invasive surgery.
Who Can Have Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery?
Though minimally invasive surgery offers many benefits over open hernia repair, Dr. Stevenson may not suggest it if:
- The patient is obese.
- The hernia site has had a previous infection.
- There is scar tissue damage from abdominal surgery.
For more information on minimally invasive hernia repair, please contact surgeon Dr. Shawn Stevenson today at (602) 582-5233. You can also schedule an appointment online using our secure form.