David S. Edelman MD

Board Certified, General Surgery in Miami
6401 Southwest 87th Avenue, Suite 105, Miami, FLOpening at 9:00 AMOpen today until 5:00 PMOpening at 9:00 AM tomorrowOpening at 9:00 AM on MondaySorry, we're closed
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Posted on Feb 6, 2019

Incisional Hernia:
Incisional hernias present as a bulge or protrusion at or near the area of a surgical incision. Virtually any prior abdominal operation can develop an incisional hernia at the scar area. While incisional hernias can occur at any incision, they tend to occur more commonly alon...

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Posted on Jan 8, 2019

Surgical Mesh
Surgical mesh is used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue. The majority of surgical mesh devices currently available for use are constructed from synthetic materials or animal tissue. Non-absorbable mesh will remain in the body indefinitely and is considered ...

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Posted on Dec 22, 2018

This is a view of an inguinal hernia using the robotic platform. The hernia (or hole) is at 9:00 in the photo.

Posted on Dec 16, 2018

This Holiday Season, when we are eating many treats and unable to follow a strict diet, a gallbladder attack is common. A gallbladder attack may feel like a "heart attack". Bloating, gas, and problems with digestion. When you have a gallstone, this blocks the bile the liver produces from enterin...

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Posted on Nov 30, 2018

UMBILICAL HERNIA: An umbilical hernia involves a bulge or pouch that forms in the abdomen around the “belly button”. A section of the intestine or fatty abdominal tissue pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall near the belly button. An umbilical hernia may begin as a painless lump in ...

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Posted on Nov 25, 2018

The operative management of sports hernias involve the re-inforcement of the posterior abdominal wall using suture as described by Meyers or Muschaweck, which consists of modifications of the classic Bassini hernia repair. Alternatively, a laparoscopic repair as described by Edelman, involves m...

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Posted on Nov 12, 2018

Laparoscopy has a role in the diagnosis of both acute and chronic abdominal pain. There are many causes of abdominal pain. Some of these causes include appendicitis, adhesions or intra-abdominal scar tissue, pelvic infections, endometriosis, abdominal bleeding and, less frequently, cancer. It is ...

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Posted on Nov 6, 2018

There are over the counter, homeopathic, oral medications available to treat sweating and blushing:
1. Nuderm ($40/month), generalized sweating
2. Redicalm ($40/month), sweating and blushing
3. Eredicane ($50/month), blushing and sweating


Minimal Access (Laparoscopic) Surgery and Robotic Surgery


    Dr. Edelman pioneered laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the South Miami area in 1989, and has successfully performed and taught this procedure thousands of times. In this surgery to remove a diseased gallbladder, between one (single access) and three tiny incisions are made in the patient’s abdomen, with the primary surgery done through the umbilicus (belly button), hence the name “belly button surgery”. This is outpatient surgery; patients arrive for their surgery, and upon the completion of the surgery are usually able to go home within 23 hours. The surgery itself takes Dr. Edelman an average of 1 hour to complete. Return to work with a minimally invasive procedure such as single port or traditional laparoscopy is typically 1 week, with complete return to all activities, including strenuous exercise, within 6 weeks.

    Dr. Edelman is a leading figure in the treatment of inguinal and incisional hernias by the laparoscopic method. He has performed thousands of these procedures, and finds the patients have much less pain with the laparoscopic technique than the more traditional open repair. Complications are few and the rate of success is high. With Dr. Edelman’s technique, the incisions are less than a quarter of an inch in size and the procedure generally takes less than an hour to complete. Less time under anesthesia is always better for the patient, and this may help explain why patients seem to do so well after these procedures.Dr. Edelman has frequently used Robotics to do a hernia repair, where it will be of help. The robot benefits the patient because it allows Dr. Edelman to make very small incisions and provides him with a highly magnified view, resulting in a finely meticulous Hernia Repair. Patients recover quickly from this procedure, and it is as outpatient surgery.

    Over the past several years Dr. Edelman has perfected a method of treatment for Sports Hernias. He is well recognized among the sports community and area orthopedic surgeons as being the surgeon best able to diagnose and repair this condition in South Florida. Dr. Edelman has worked with the NBA’s Miami Heat since 1989. He has also treated many professional athletes from the Florida Panthers, Miami Marlins, Miami Dolphins, Miami FC (Strikers), college athletes including those from the FIU sports program, and many other college and high school athletes. Of course, he has also helped many “weekend warriors” as well. Most patients require general anesthesia, and are treated in an outpatient facility. The repair of the hernia takes under an hour, and patients typically go home within 4 hours of their surgery. Patients can return to work within 3 days, and vigorous physical activity within 1 month.

    Perspiration is the body's natural method of cooling itself down during active periods or exposure to warm conditions. Severe hand sweating with a feeling of embarrassment is usually caused by an increased activity in the sympathetic nervous system a system of nerves over which we have no control. Such excessive perspiration and/or blushing is not important for normal regulation and control of body temperature. These conditions can be cured by dividing or clamping the nerves which regulate sweating of the hands, armpit and face as well as facial blushing. The surgical cure for this affliction is known as ETS or Endoscopic Transthoracic Sympathectomy. Dr. Edelman will locate the specialized area of the nervous system inside the chest cavity. Using a miniature camera and instruments, the nerve supply to the sweat glands is cut or clamped, preventing excessive sweating.The effect of the operation is immediate. Compensatory sweating occurs in all patients but only severe in 2% of patients.

    This technology allows Dr. Edelman to work with greater precision using the highest quality optics and hand instruments. The robot enhances Dr. Edelman's ability to remove the gallbladder, repair an inguinal or abdominal wall hernia with or without placing mesh as well as other General Surgical procedures. Dr. Edelman was one on the early adopters of this technology using Aesop and Hermes and now using the DaVinci Robotic system. He has published articles and written chapters in surgical texts on this topic relating to hernia repairs. His vast surgical experience and care for you, his patient, will be recognized and appreciated as many have come to find.

    Single Site Laparoscopic Surgery is a minimal access technique where only one small, 1.5 inch incision is made in the belly button (umbilicus) to perform a surgery like a gallbladder removal or a hernia repair. Since 2008, Dr. Edelman has performed thousands of these types of surgeries. He was granted a patent from the US Patent office for a single site device which allows him to gain safe access into a patient’s abdominal cavity to perform a necessary operation using standard laparoscopic instruments or by Robotics. Single Site Surgery allows one small incision which can allow patients to recover sooner and get back to work in less time with less pain and less pain medication requirements. Do not hesitate to ask Dr. Edelman or his staff about the availability of this technology.

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a month ago
Dr. Edelman took care of me like if I was one of his family members. After the surgery I had minimal pain. I also would like to than his staff. They are very caring. Thank you for all that you do.
- Rick P
2 months ago
Excellent Doctor compassionate caring and excellent surgeon. He is an angel.
- Cindy F
2 months ago
- Annie T

Personalized, General Surgical Practice

Specializing in Minimal Access (Laparoscopic) Surgery with a significant experience repairing Inguinal Hernias, Umbilical Hernias, Abdominal Wall Hernias, Sports Hernia in Athletes as well as single site (only one tiny incision) removal of Gallbladders and Gallstones

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Miami, FL 33173
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