Hudson Regional Hospital offering hernia patients who need surgery faster recovery option


Hudson Regional Hospital’s Institute for Robotic Surgery is offering hernia patients who need surgery a faster recovery option that also has less recurrences.

From left to right: Chief of Surgery Dr. Maurizio Miglietta, Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Stephanie Vaimakis, HRH President and CEO Dr. Nizar Kifaieh, Director Dr. Yitzhack Asulin, and Chief of Bariatric Surgery Daniel Rosen, all of Hudson Regional Hospital’s Institute for Robotic Surgery. Photo courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

OviTex reconstruction material, a more natural alternative to the synthetic mesh, has been shown to restore quality of life after surgery with less chance of needing corrective surgery to remove the mesh.

The Institute of Robotic Surgery is the leading hospital in the tri-state area for robotic hernia surgery, and Chief of Surgery Maurizio Miglietta, DO, FACOS is the first and only surgeon in New Jersey to use this most advanced hernia treatment option.

“My patients do their own research but there is a lot of misinformation on the internet and on infomercials surrounding hernia operations and choices of mesh. By the time they come to my office, they’re very anxious about having a synthetic mesh in their bodies with its possible complications,” Miglietta said in a statement.

“OviTex is an alternative that I’ve been comfortable offering to my patients. It’s allowed me to invite my patients into a discussion about the best treatment modality for them, and that piece-of-mind certainly plays a role in how well they recovery.”

The IRS is certified by the Surgical Review Corporation as a Center of Excellence in robotic surgery and Dr. Yitzhack Asulin, the director of HRH IRS, is also certified by the SRC.

“Our patients deserve the best treatment available. We are committed to offering the most forward-thinking treatment options available anywhere in the world,” he added.

According to the Journal of Clinical and Medical Research, hernia repair, hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries in the U.S. with approximately 800,000 inguinal hernia and 350,000 ventral hernia procedures performed annually.

Hernia repair surgery can range from simple to very complex, can be performed with minimally invasive robotic/laparoscopic or open surgical techniques.

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