About Hernia Repair Surgery at Chesapeake Vein Center and Medspa
When it comes to laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair and complex hiatal hernia repair surgery, look no further than renowned board-certified surgeon Dr. Surya Challa. Umbilical, Abdominal and incisional hernias are also repaired with a combination of open, laparoscopic and Robotic approaches.
At Chesapeake Vein Center & Med Spa, Inguinal hernia surgeries are usually performed with laparoscopic (“laser” like) techniques. Umbilical hernia surgeries are typically performed via a single umbilical incision for smaller hernias. Typically a mesh (screen) is used in both surgeries unless contraindicated. At Chesapeake Vein Center & Med Spa, laparoscopic TEP and TAPP approaches are offered, utilizing the latest in lightweight meshes and absorbable tacks. Open hernia repairs are also offered when appropriate. However, typically even extensive hernia repairs are approached laparoscopically at the advanced, state-of-the-art surgical facilities in Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Robotic Surgical approaches are also utilized as necessary.
The benefits of laparoscopic hernia repair over traditional hernia repair are:
- Less post operative discomfort
- Better suited for repair of recurrent hernia
- It is possible to check for and repair a second hernia during a laparoscopic procedure, utilizing the same incision points
- Smaller incisions, resulting in less post operative scarring
- Less post-operative discomfort by avoiding tacks
- Ability to suture defects easily prior to placing mesh, reducing bulging
- Ability to repair recurrent and both sided hernias.
- A 3D visualization with magnification utilizing articulating instruments
FAQ: Hernia Repair Surgery in Chesapeake, VA
What are the benefits of laparoscopic hernia repair as opposed to traditional open hernia repair?
With laparoscopic hernia repair in Chesapeake, there is less postoperative discomfort and less scaring. For those who suffer from recurrent hernias, laparoscopic surgery is typically better suited to prevent reoccurrence. In addition, if hernias are on both sides, both can be repaired at the same time without the need for a second large incision or second operation.
Is laparoscopic hernia repair performed under general anesthesia?
Yes, this procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
How long does this surgery take?
Because of the increased visibility and enhanced precision that laraparascopic surgery allows, the procedure itself typically takes around two hours.
Is there scarring following this surgery?
Yes, there is scarring at the sites of the cannulas following laparoscopic hernia repair or with open surgery. Every effort is made to minimize the appearance of the scars.
Is a hospital stay required?
For abdominal hernias, a hospital stay between 1 to 3 days is required. Typically, Inguinal (groin) and Umbilical hernia repairs are performed as outpatient surgeries.
What regions of Virginia does Chesapeake Vein Center serve?
Chesapeake Vein Center & MedSpa and adjoining Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Hampton Roads are convenient to Norfolk County and the Virginia Beach area.
What makes Chesapeake Vein Center and MedSpa different?
Dr. Challa rigorously reviews all medical protocols at Chesapeake Vein Center and MedSpa prior to application. An advantage of having a surgeon such as Dr. Challa actively practicing at the same site is the higher standard that medical offices typically adhere to. You can be assured that these practices are safe, effective and tested.
Is Dr. Surya Challa actively practicing in Chesapeake, Virginia?
Yes! Dr. Challa actively sees and treats patients at Chesapeake Vein Center and MedSpa. This means that our office adheres to a higher standard of care, equal to that of medical offices. Other medical spas are often ‘overseen’ by a medical director, or may be simply ‘associated’ with a medical director; neither of these situations carries any guarantee that the medical director even practices out of that location.