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What is a hernia surgery?

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YOUR SURGERGY QUESTIONS, ANSWERED

A hernia occurs in a man or woman when the inside layers of the abdominal muscle have weakened, resulting in a bulge or tear.

In the same way that an inner tube pushes through a damaged tire, the inner lining of the abdomen pushes through the weakened area of the abdominal wall to form a small balloon-like sac. This can allow a loop of intestine or abdominal tissue to push into the sac.

In hernia surgery, a surgeon gently pushes the hernia back into place, ties it off, or removes it. Then, they will close the weak area of the muscle -- where the hernia pushed through -- with stitches.

Types of Hernia Surgery

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.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair is a technique to fix tears in the abdominal wall (muscle) 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 their website.

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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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