Robotic surgery has been around for years. Only within the last four months has the FDA approved the robot for general surgery. Dr. Doerhoff has spent the last few weeks training and attending seminars. He plans to offer robotic hernia repairs in March, 2015.
Ethicon, Inc. traveled to Jefferson City, MO in early February, 2015, to film Dr. Doerhoff’s laparoscopic hernia repair and open technique for hernia repair