Hernia pain can interrupt your life and keep you from engaging in the activities you enjoy. Left unrepaired, some hernias can become dangerous. We perform surgery with the best techniques to ensure that you heal quickly and completely.
What is hernia surgery?
Hernias occur when tissue or an organ pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. These weak spots can be repaired with surgery to strengthen the area and prevent this. While some hernias produce no symptoms, others can cause pain or bulges. In some cases, a hernia can lead to severe organ damage if it is not repaired. Hernia surgery can be performed through open surgery, laparoscopic surgery, or robotic assisted. With open surgery, an incision is made in the affected area and the protruding tissue is pushed in before the area is closed. Laparoscopic and robotic assisted surgery involves small incisions where a small fiber-optic camera is inserted to guide the repair. In most cases, we can attach a strong surgical mesh that will strengthen the area and prevent further issues. Our board-certified surgeons have years of experience with hernia repair and can provide professional care in a relaxed and calming environment.
Types of hernias
Some hernias are barely noticeable because of their size or location. Some occur as a result of physical stress on an area. Some exist at birth and may never be discovered. Hernias can occur anywhere in the body. However, the ones below are the most common:
- Umbilical hernia. This type forms near the navel.
- Inguinal and femoral hernias. These form in the groin.
- Hiatal hernia. This hernia forms on the diaphragm and allows the esophagus and stomach to move up into the chest cavity.
- Incisional or Ventral hernia. These can form at the site of past surgical incisions.
- Epigastric hernia. These can form between your chest and navel.
Often, the first sign of a hernia will be pain in the area. A bulge in the affected area may or may not be present. The pain from a hernia may be consistent or may get worse when bending or lifting.
What are the benefits of hernia surgery?
Typically, you will be able to go back to your normal activities within a couple of weeks. Activities like lifting, bending and standing for extended periods of time can be difficult before surgery. After your hernia repair, you will likely be able to engage in physical activities again without pain. Some hernias can be dangerous if they are not repaired and can trap and cause serious damage to surrounding organs. Hernia surgery can remove this risk.
Why choose The Surgery Group for hernia surgery?
At The Surgery Group, we bring years of experience to every surgery we perform. We maintain our skills and expertise by staying current with the latest surgical techniques available today and always look to enhance your experience as a patient. As highly skilled surgeons, we’re trained on the latest in robotic-assisted surgical procedures. Our surgeons and staff all work to sustain a traditional doctor-patient relationship. We will discuss every aspect of your care with you and listen to your questions to ensure you feel safe and secure. Have you been referred for hernia surgery? Get in touch. We can discuss the best surgical options for you to help you make the best decision for your health.
The board-certified general surgeons at The Surgery Group have had many years of training and experience in hernia repair surgery. Our outcomes are typically better because of the sheer number of surgeries we have performed over the years.