What is incarcerated bowel?
The loops of bowel are in the abdominal and pelvic cavity. They are surrounded by abdominal wall and pelvic floor where they can freely move. If there is any defect in the abdominal wall or pelvic floor (abdominal wall hernia or pelvic floor hernia) or any abnormal opening/hole inside the abdominal cavity created by scar secondary to previous surgery or infection (internal hernia) then a loop of intestine could potentially get stuck in that defect which is called incarcerated bowel. This condition usually creates bowel obstruction or blockage of the intestine which is associated with severe cramps abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension and inability to have bowel activity.
How does Dr. Iraniha release the incarcerated loop of bowel?
Bowel obstruction can be life threatening since the blood circulation of the incarcerated loop of intestine could compromise rapidly and lead to necrosis of the intestine. Therefore, surgical evaluation and management of this condition is an emergency. That is one of the main reasons to repair the hernia when it is diagnosed to prevent this life-threatening complication, even if the hernia is not symptomatic at the time of diagnosis.
At Surgical Oasis Institute Dr. Iraniha who has expertise in performing laparoscopic general surgical procedures as well as all other methods and techniques including robotic surgery and open approach, would give the patient the best possible options and alternatives to reach the desired goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Iraniha Laparoscopic Expert, please call our office at (949) 646-8444 Thank you.