Dr. Harsh Sheth, a leading bariatric surgeon in Mumbai, is an expert in performing hernia repair surgeries. He stays updated with the latest gastroenterology surgical procedures especially robotic surgery for hernia repair.
Considered a leading Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon in Mumbai, he is adept at performing minimally invasive procedures. He is associated with various notable hospitals in Mumbai, such as Saifee Hospital, Bhatia Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, Wockhardt Hospital (Mumbai Central), and Conwest & Manjula S Badani Jain Charitable Hospital.
Dr. Harsh Sheth, one of the best bariatric surgeon states, ’Robotic surgery has emerged as an exciting new frontier in hernia repair. Though traditional open surgery and laparoscopic techniques have given great results, robotic surgery offers better patient recovery and outcomes. The decision of the most suitable procedure for hernia repair depends upon the type of hernia, the patient’s age and health, and the surgeon’s expertise.’
Hernia refers to the defects or weakness in the band of muscular tissue that keeps the abdominal organs in their respective positions. There are various types of hernias viz. incisional hernia (which occurs at the site of surgical incisions), umbilical hernia (which occurs at the umbilicus), hiatus hernia (which occurs when the stomach herniates into the chest).
Dr. Harsh Sheth elaborates that robotic hernia repair is like laparoscopic surgery but performed slightly differently. In robotic surgery, a surgical robot with instruments is docked onto the patient, and the surgeon sits on the console controlling the instruments docked on the patient. The surgeon can view the 3D magnified image and perform the surgery.
Moreover, the surgical instruments perform surgery with enhanced precision and accuracy. Also, they can access areas that are hard to reach with manual surgery (open or laparoscopic). Bariatric Surgeons can also easily sew tissues and meshes within the abdomen during the robotic hernia procedure. Dr. Harsh Sheth states robotic surgery can be easily used for larger hernias and complex abdominal wall reconstruction, which may be difficult to perform laparoscopically.
He adds that patients will experience minimal surgical trauma and relatively less blood loss accompanied by smaller scars after the surgery. The patient will also recover sooner when compared to an open or even laparoscopic hernia repair procedure.
Dr. Harsh Sheth highlights the immense benefits of robotic surgery for hernia repair, where precision meets progress. The robotic platform empowers the surgeon to precisely navigate the surgical site, manipulate surgical instruments with precision, minimize damage to the surrounding tissue, and maximize the degree of repair, which may be beyond human capacity. Overall, the robotic platform has redefined surgical excellence with a promise of the best possible surgical outcomes.
About Dr. Harsh Sheth
Dr. Harsh Sheth is a highly esteemed bariatric surgeon in Mumbai with a decade of invaluable experience in gastroenterology. He performs all types of GI surgeries using minimally invasive techniques with proficiency.
He is available for consultation at Saifee Hospital, Bhatia Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, Wockhardt Hospital (Mumbai Central), and Conwest & Manjula S Badani Jain Charitable Hospital in Mumbai.
A 90-year-old partially mobile female presented with an irreducible supra-umbilical hernia since 1 month presented with severe pain over the hernial site. The patient was investigated, and a CT scan revealed a 4.5 cm supra-umbilical hernia with the large intestine stuck within the hernia. The pain was possibly due to intermittent blockade of the large intestine within the hernia sac.
The patient was advised a robotic surgery in view of her age and complex nature of the hernia. The procedure was completed by the robotic approach uneventfully in 3 hours, and the patient was sitting up in her hospital bed and sipping on a juice 3 hours after the procedure.
The patient was discharged the following morning and is doing well on her follow up.