YOUR SURGERGY QUESTIONS, ANSWERED
Typically, if your hernia is continuing to grow, you will need surgery to repair it. Your doctor should evaluate and assist in your decision making process.
Even if the hernia is not causing trouble now, it can lead to complications if left unrepaired. Medical professionals usually recommend that those with a hernia undergo a simple procedure to ensure that it does not increase in size or grow worse.
There are different types of hernias requiring different repair procedures. If your hernia requires surgery, your doctor can best advise you on which procedure is best. Common surgery options include:
Open Repair surgery is done through an incision in the abdominal wall or from the outside through a three to four inch incision in the groin or the area of the hernia. It may go through part or all of a previous incision, skin, an underlying fatty layer, to get to the level of the issue. The surgeon may choose to sew your natural tissue back together, but frequently, it requires the placement of mesh (screen) in or on the abdominal wall for a sound closure.This technique can be done with a local anesthetic and sedation, using a spinal anesthetic or a general anesthetic.
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair is a technique using small incisions, telescopes and a patch (mesh). It may offer a quicker return to work and normal activities with a decreased pain for some patients.
Surgical Group of North Texas provides more information about hernia repair and surgery options on our website. Learn more about Hernia Surgery here.
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