Hernia repairs are one of the most commonly performed general surgery procedures in the United States and around the world. At Advanced Surgical Associates, we perform hernia surgery using safe and effective laparoscopic surgical techniques. Hernia surgery requires specialized knowledge and experience to ensure each patient receives the very best outcomes while minimizing potential risks.
Types of Hernias
A hernia can take several forms in various locations and for differing reasons. The most common forms of hernia are:
There are other forms of hernias as well, some of which are more common than others. Seeing a qualified medical professional at the first signs of a hernia is the best course of action to diagnose and treat it quickly.
Treatment & Surgery
The only way to repair a hernia is through surgical means. There are a few surgical treatment options available to patients suffering from hernias including open and laparoscopic repair.
However, not all hernias cause pain, but patients may feel a lump in their groin. Typically, the protrusion can be pushed back into the abdomen using light pressure. This is a clear indication of a hernia.
For those cases that remain protruding, there is a greater risk of strangulation which is an emergency procedure. Strangulation or incarceration of an inguinal hernia can cause significant pain and requires an immediate trip to the emergency room. When it is strangulated, blood flow is cut off to the organ, which in turn, can destroy intestinal tissue. As a result, in rare cases, part of the intestine may also have to be resected or removed.
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