What are the surgical options to repair the “diastasis recti” By Dr. Iraniha
Diastasis recti means separation of rectus muscles. There are two vertical muscles located in the midline of the anterior abdominal wall (called six-pack) that act as the main anterior abdominal wall muscles. These two muscles are covered in a strong fibrous sheath that are attached to each other in the middle. Due to variety of reasons, including obesity, multiple pregnancies and genetic, this midline attachment could be stretched and therefore the rectus muscles are separated from each other (diastasis recti). Most of the patients will see a bulge while they are doing sit up and some patients are complaining of lack of core muscle strength especially during exercise and heavy activity. Mini tummy tuck or full tummy tuck are the main procedures for repair the diastasis recti and tighten the abdominal wall. However, these procedures are associated with severe postoperative pain and long recovery. At Surgical Oasis Institute, we offer laparoscopic surgery repair of diastasis recti which has less pain and faster recovery. this video discusses the surgical options to repair this condition in detail.
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.