Should we repair the Diastasis Recti? By Dr. Iraniha
Diastasis Recti “The relationship between Diastasis recti and hernia”Diastasis recti is a separation of midline abdominal wall muscles called rectus muscles (six pack muscles). This anatomical abnormality usually happens after pregnancy but it is also associated with obesity. Patients usually present with abdominal wall bulge without any pain but some patients complain of lower back pain and abnormal posture due to weak core muscles. This condition is different from hernia. Hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall muscles but in Diastasis Recti the there is no true defect in the abdominal wall. The rectus muscles that are normally attached together with thick tissue called fascia are now separated from each other and are connected together with a thin fascia. This condition, however, is usually associated with hernia and if it is not addressed during hernia repair it can be associated with other problems. This video explains if Diastasis recti should be repaired.
Laparoscopy surgical procedures
There are variety of laparoscopic surgical procedures to repair the Diastasis Recti depending on the size and extent of diastasis. There are other problems associated with Diastasis Recti; including extra loose abdominal wall skin and excess fat as patient’s expectations. My new laparoscopic surgery technique is a minimally invasive surgery procedure to repair the Diastasis Recti which offers the patients, less pain and faster recovery. However, not everyone with this condition is a good candidate for this procedure.
At Surgical Oasis Institute, an Orange County Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery center Dr. Iraniha has the expertise in all available surgical technique to repair the “Diastasis Recti” and a comprehensive examination and surgical discussion would be provided prior to the surgery to customize the best surgical option for each patient. Please contact us at 949-646-8444 for virtual or in person surgical consultation.