Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair

Robotic Hernia Surgery

A hernia happens when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through a weak area in the belly wall or groin. Hernias are common and can affect men, women and children. A combination of muscle weakness and straining, such as heavy lifting, may cause hernias. Some people are born with hernias or with weak abdominal muscles and some people have a family history of hernias.

An untreated hernia can cause pain and may lead to other health problems. Surgery is considered the only way to permanently fix a hernia. Surgeons at South Texas Health System Edinburg perform minimally invasive robotic surgery to correct hernias so patients may experience less pain and a quicker recovery. 

Free Hernia Screenings

If you think you may have a hernia, you can get a free, private screening at South Texas Health System Edinburg.


  • February 19 — Ernesto Garza, MD
  • June 5 — Bob Saggi, MD
  • June 12 — Sandra Esquivel, MD
  • September 12 — Luis Reyes, MD
  • November 1 —  Jose Farias, MD

Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: South Texas Health System Edinburg, Texas Conference Room

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Find a Doctor

To find a doctor that's right for you, call the South Texas Health System Reserve and Learn line at 800-879-1033.​

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.