Will I need surgery for my hernia?

Surgical experts answering your questions related to General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and other related topics.


Your doctor can evaluate and assist you in making the decision of whether or not to have your hernia surgically repaired.

Typically, if your hernia is continuing to grow, you will need surgery.

The following factors may mean it’s time to visit with your doctor about having your hernia repaired:

  • Severe, continuous pain
  • Red, purple or black colors around the area of the hernia
  • The bulge is noticeable around the groin or on either side of the pubic bone

Hernias can cause serious issues if left untreated. Tissue may become trapped in the abdominal wall, which can cut off blood supply to the tissue and cause serious damage.

Consult with your doctor about your hernia treatment options. Surgical Group of North Texas provides more information about hernia repair and surgery options on their 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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