Different Type of Hernia Surgery Symptoms and Recovering
Abdominal wall hernia is a common surgical problem. Hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall. Therefore, the content of the abdominal cavity could potentially protrude through this defect causing an abdominal wall bulge with on and off pain and discomfort especially during activity and straining. The hernias could be congenital or acquired and could get larger and more symptomatic by time. There are many types of hernias, including inguinal hernia (located in the groin region), umbilical hernia (located in the bellybutton), and incisional hernia (develops through an old surgical incision where the abdominal wall did not heal properly).
At times, the content of the abdominal cavity that protrude through the hernia defect could get trapped in there and cause incarceration or strangulation of that structure. This unpredictable condition places the patient at significant risk and requires emergent hernia surgery intervention. Due to the possibility of this unpredictable complication and the fact that hernias never heal spontaneously, they need to be repaired when they are diagnosed.
Hernia Surgery Options
There are many hernia surgery options to repair a hernia. These options include open vs minimally invasive hernia repair techniques. In majority of cases, an implant called mesh is used to repair the hernia defect. Minimally invasive hernia surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic hernia repair has less post-operative pain and swelling, faster recovery, faster return to work and regular activity compare to open hernia repair. For appointments, contact Dr Iraniha Hernia Specialist at Surgical Oasis Orange County Surgical Center or you can call us at (949) 646-8444. Thank you