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DOBBS FERRY HERNIA CENTER

St. John’s Riverside Hospital at Dobbs Ferry is the ideal location for the Hernia Center as it offers complete services including a best-in-class surgical team and leading anesthesiologists who provide quality service during surgery and throughout the recovery period. The Hernia Center is also available to provide immediate access to both pain management and rehabilitation services as needed. The goal of the Hernia Center is total patient comfort while utilizing the latest in minimally invasive surgery techniques to provide patients with a quick recovery.

Laparoscopic hernia repair has made major advances in recent years, leading to a smoother and safer recovery, minimizing recurrence and making treatment possible for hernias previously considered not repairable. Using the advanced minimally invasive procedures and laparoscopic technologies, Dr. Lau, the Director of the Dobbs Ferry Hernia Center, will repair your hernia through tiny incisions in a procedure that can take as little as fifteen minutes. This method of hernia repair is often an outpatient procedure and makes it possible for you to return to your normal activities in a shorter amount of time.

Dr. Lau and the Hernia Center’s group of specialists are adept in using the newest hernia repair techniques and materials. HIS team routinely consults on and repair inguinal and ventral hernias that may develop due to a number of factors, including obesity, aging, and strenuous physical activity requiring heavy lifting, such as construction work. Certain rare conditions such as genetic defects involving connective tissue may also cause abdominal hernias. Hernias, if left untreated can be painful, compromise lifestyle, and in some cases they can be dangerous.

Dr. Har Chi Lau is a Board-Certified surgeon with extensive expertise in laparoscopic surgery.
He serves as an adviser to a surgical equipment manufacturer and instructs laparoscopic surgery methods to other doctors. Dr. Lau’s research is published in numerous medical journals.  Har Chi Lau is also a sought after national presenter on the subject of laparoscopic procedures. With the St. John’s Riverside Hospital’s Hernia Center you will receive the best possible care providing the benefits of less pain and a faster recovery.

St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Dobbs Ferry, is the first to introduce the most comprehensive hernia center in Westchester led by Dr. Har Chi Lau, a pioneer in Minimally Invasive procedures that result in less pain and a faster recovery.

With over 4,000 laparoscopic hernia surgeries already performed, it’s clear that Dr. Lau is the best choice for your hernia surgery.

For a referral to St. John’s Riverside Hospital’s Dobbs Ferry Hernia Center, please call (914) 964-4DOC (4362).

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