Do I get my hernia surgery now?

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If you are considering hernia surgery, schedule a pre-consultation with your doctor first.

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.

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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

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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Dr. Ed Clifford

Accolades: Immediate Past Chief of Staff at Baylor Scott &White (BSW)  Medical Center Irving; Medical Director Oncology Services Baylor Scot& White Medical Center Irving

Dr. Sina Matin

Accolades: Chief of Surgery Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Grapevine; Medical Director Surgical Services Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center Grapevine; Medical Director Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Baylor Scott &White Medical Center Grapevine

Dr. Nathan Emerson

Accolades: Chief of Surgery Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center Irving, Membership and Credentials Committee BSW Irving, Surgical Quality Committee BSW Irving, Physician Advisory Council BSW Medical Center Irving

Dr. Julio Rivera

Accolades: Hernia Committee Medical City Alliance

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