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  • Writer's pictureRasa Zarnegar

Rasa Zarnegar MD: Avoiding Open Surgery with Robotics Hiatal Hernia Surgery

Surgical intervention is the cornerstone to successful #reflux surgery, #hiatal hernia surgery, and #paraesophageal hernia surgery. However, reoperative surgery although rare is more difficult and expertise is essential for excellent outcomes. Our group published our findings on successful re-operative surgery using robotics for reflux surgery, hiatal hernia surgery, and paraesophageal hernia surgery. Most of the patients were able to go home the same day as the procedure. Moreover, the patients had excellent outcomes similar to the initial operation. We show low complication rates and no conversion to open which is the benefit of robotic surgery for reflux surgery, hiatal hernia surgery, and paraesophageal hernia surgery.


Although no-one wants to undergo a second surgery patients should seek surge

ons with extensive experience in this field for great outcomes.


Elmously A, Gray KD, Ullmann TM, Fahey TJ 3rd, Afaneh C, Zarnegar R. Robotic Reoperative Anti-reflux Surgery: Low Perioperative Morbidity and High Symptom Resolution. World J Surg. 2018 Dec;42(12):4014-4021. doi: 10.1007/s00268-018-4708-5. PMID: 29959490.





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