When part of an internal organ or tissue pushes through an area of weak area muscle, it’s called a hernia. Most hernias are in the abdomen. Our surgeons are well-versed in multiple surgical options for repairing hernias and have even helped patients who have been told that their hernias cannot be repaired.
- Laparoscopic surgery [Including the totally intraperitoneal (TEP) procedure]
- Robotic surgery
- Open surgery
- Canadian (Shouldice) hernia repair without prosthetic mesh
Types Of Hernias
- Hiatal Hernia – The stomach is pushing through the diaphragm muscle
- Epigastric Hernia – A weak spot in the abdominal wall with fat pushing through the abdomen, between the umbilicous (belly button) and sternum
- Umbilical Hernia – Often found in infants, the abdominal walls don’t join together completely and the intestines are pushing through the belly button
- Incisional Hernia – Intestines are pushing through a surgical wound that hasn’t incompletely healed.
- Inguinal Hernia – Soft tissue buldging through a weak spot in the abdominal wall
- Femoral Hernia – An uncommon type of hernia appearing in the inner and upper part of the thigh or groin
- Buldge, pain, and/or swelling in your groin or abdomen area
- Experiencing pain when you lift, cough, or bend over
- In the beginning stages, you can push the buldge back in
- Strenuous heavy lifting
- Chronic coughing and/or constipation
- Damage from injury or a previous surgery
- Failure of the abdominal wall to close after pregnancy
- Personal or family history of hernias
Treating Severe Hernias
If your hernia is increasing in size, or you recently had unsuccessful hernia surgery, you may suffer from a giant hernia. Our surgeons have experience treating hernias of all shapes, sizes, and types, and we are committed to helping you find a solution towards recovery.
Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Ongoing hernias can severely weaken your abdominal wall. We can perform surgery to reconstruct your abdominal wall and reinforce your muscles and organs. This reconstructive surgery is completed by repositioning the muscles in your abdomen and securing your inner intestines with a mesh.