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Specialty

Hernia Surgery

  • Commonly located near the belly button, the groin area, or at previous surgical incisions
  • Create a painful bulge likely requiring surgery
  • Repaired with mesh material through minimally invasive surgery options for faster recovery

Overview

Hernias form at a tear in the strength layer of the abdominal wall, called fascia. Fascia gives structural support to the muscles and when it is torn, the muscles retreat to where there is fascial support, leaving behind a weakness where a bulge or hernia sac can develop.  Damaged or torn fascia requires surgery. Hernias get larger with time, and if left untreated, can entrap internal fat or even parts of your intestine.  If the intestine is trapped in the hernia sac, it is called incarceration and requires immediate evaluation at the emergency room.  The reason for this is that incarcerated bowels can result in a cut-off blood supply leading to intestinal strangulation, which means the tissue is ischemic or non-viable.  Both incarceration and strangulation are indications for emergency surgery.  We recommend elective hernia repair for this reason, whenever possible.

Expertise

Proliance general surgeons can help with a wide variety of hernia conditions:


Abdomen

Epigastric (upper abdominal) Hernia

Open and minimally invasive laparoscopic repair options


Repair

Incisional Hernia

Open and minimally invasive laparoscopic repair options


Groin

Inguinal (groin) Hernia

Open and minimally invasive laparoscopic repair options


Abdomen

Large Abdominal Defects

Abdominal wall reconstruction is an open procedure often recommended for large abdominal hernia defects


Pregnancy

Post-pregnancy Hernias

Open and minimally invasive laparoscopic repair options


ABDOMEN

Umbilical Hernia

Open and minimally invasive laparoscopic repair options

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