Hernia Treatments
 

A hernia is an abnormal bulge in the abdominal wall or groin area through a weakness in the muscular wall. This bulge may contain fat or internal organs including the small and large intestine. Hernias are quite common and thousands are repaired each year across the country.

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Inguinal (Groin) Hernia

Inguinal hernias (groin) hernias that are bothersome, and some that are not, should be repaired. Surgical options include mesh repairs through a groin incision or a minimally invasive or laparoscopic repair with three small incisions. The technique applied to your hernia should depend on the size of the hernia and your general medical health. Your surgeon will discuss with you the options and what is best suited for your situation.

Umbilical Hernia

Umbilical (navel) hernias should be repaired to prevent incarceration and strangulation of abdominal contents. These are typically repaired with mesh screens or, when very small, they can be repaired with sutures alone.

Incisional (Ventral) Hernia

Incisional hernias that occur after previous abdominal surgeries are nearly always repaired with mesh. This may involve using the same large abdominal incision, or using a minimally invasive or laparoscopic approach with several small incisions. These hernias can be very complex and contain multiple abdominal organs including stomach, colon and small intestine. Your surgeon will discuss with you the options and what is best suited for your situation.

Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia that is bothersome to the patient should generally be repaired. These hernias involve a complex relationship between the diaphragm, the esophagus and the stomach. Surgical approaches include open surgery with an upper abdominal midline incision or a minimally invasive or laparoscopic approach with five small incisions. Your surgeon will discuss with you the options and what is best suited for your situation.

Recurrent hernias (hernias that have been repaired before)

These hernias occur in areas of previous hernia surgery and can be quite bothersome to patients. Repair of these hernias can be quite involved and may require large or small incisions depending on the size and complexity of the hernias. These hernias are repaired with mesh and are the most likely hernia to recur.
 

 
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