FREE Hernia Seminar & Screening and lunch with General Surgeon Dr. Travis Holloway


Join us for a free hernia screening event.

Monday, July 16, Noon – 1 PM
Medical Plaza 1
8038 Wurzbach Road, Suite 365

(next to Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital)

Door open at 11:45 am
Bring ticket to seminar for complimentary parking in surface lot in front of building.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call 210-575-0355 or visit sahealth.com/calendar (by Friday, 7/13, 5 PM)


Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach moves up into the chest cavity through a small opening in the diaphragm. This condition can push stomach acid into the esophagus, so it’s very common for those with a hiatal hernia to also have gastroesophageal reflux disease. In fact, most people with hiatal hernias have no symptoms, so acid reflux and heartburn may be their only clues.

Methodist Healthcare System offers hiatal hernia surgery that can often be done as an outpatient procedure.

Robot-assisted hiatal hernia conditions treated at Methodist Healthcare include:

  • Sliding hiatal hernia
  • Fixed hiatal hernia
  • Complicated hiatal hernia

Minimally Invasive Robot-Assisted General Surgery

If you need surgery to treat a disorder, find out whether you are a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure that employs Methodist Healthcare System's robotic-assisted technology. The robotic-assisted technology can be used to treat a number of disorders, including:

  • Achalasia (swallowing disorder)
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gallbladder disease
    • Cholecystectomy for cholecystitis
    • Cholestasis
    • Gallbladder cancer
    • Gallstones
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Hysterectomy
  • Pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis (benign disease)
  • Gastrectomy for stomach cancer

Benefits of Robot-Assisted Surgery

The robot-assisted technology enables general surgeons to perform delicate and complex operations in a minimally invasive fashion. Benefits of robot-assisted general surgery include:

  • Small incisions for quicker healing and less scarring
  • A 3D view inside your body
  • Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
  • Enhanced vision, precision and control

The robot-assisted technology provides the intuitive control, range of motion, ability to manipulate tissue, and 3-D visualization characteristic of open surgery, yet allows the surgeon to work through the tiny incisions that are the hallmark of minimally invasive surgery.

As with any surgical procedure, benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgery is unique to each patient and procedure. Surgery using the robot-assisted technology may not be appropriate for everyone. Always ask about the full range of treatment options available to you, including the risks and benefits of each.