Ventral Hernia Procedures

  • Inguinal hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Ventral hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Recurrent hernia
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Spigelian hernia
  • Flank hernia

Braulio Sabates, MD

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Dr. Braulio Sabates graduated from University of Miami Medical School in 1991 and completed his surgical residency at Tulane University, where he had extensive experience in trauma surgery. His practice in Miami encompasses general and laparoscopic surgeries, and he is also a specialist in breast procedures and stereotactic biopsy.

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Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal Hernias Among the different types of hernias, inguinal hernias are the most frequently encountered. Although they can affect women, they tend to occur more commonly in males. Shockingly, statistics reveal that about 1 in 4 males will experience an inguinal hernia at some point in their lifetime. Males are more prone to this type of hernia due to the testicle descending from the abdomen into the scrotum, leading to a natural weakness in the groin region where inguinal hernias typically develop.

For laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs, I employ a tackless technique that not only minimizes immediate postoperative pain but also reduces the chances of chronic pain.

Haital Hernia

Hiatal hernias often manifest later in life and can give rise to a range of symptoms. These symptoms may include heartburn, nausea, vomiting, regurgitation, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, bloating, belching, or coughing. The term "hiatal" is derived from "hiatus" (or opening), specifically referring to the esophageal hiatus.

Umbilical Hernia

Encountered frequently, umbilical hernias are one of the most common types. They occur naturally and can affect individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly. These hernias form at the navel, also known as the umbilicus, which is a site where the umbilical cord previously passed through. Consequently, it acts as a natural weak spot in the abdominal wall.

Umbilical hernias present as painless bulges at the navel, which may grow larger and more painful over time. They tend to cause more discomfort during physical activity or prolonged standing, necessitating the expertise of an experienced hernia surgeon to achieve a successful outcome.



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Ulises Guigou.

"Dr. Sabates carried out a pelvic hernia surgery for me on October 2019. He answered all my questions and made sure I understood the course of action. He made me feel relaxed and very comfortable with his surgical plan and I felt that I could trust him. My surgery went well, although it was way more complicated that it was initially planned. Dr. Sabates is an expert in robotic surgery and that allowed him to spot two more hernias that I have, and fix them as well. I am exceedingly impressed with the results and the recovery process. In my opinion, Dr. Sabates is very professional and his level of expertise is the highest possible in his field. I would definitely recommend him. "

Miami, FL

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