Hernia

Abdominal Hernia Repair

A hernia may be painful or create tender masses or protrusions from various places on your abdominal wall and groin. Most abdominal wall hernias are not surgical emergencies but sometimes the intestines become incarcerated leading to strangulation thus cutting off the blood supply may require emergency surgery.

Our doctor can repair the abdominal hernia in various ways:

  • laparoscopic approach making small incisions in your abdomen skin and fixing the hernia using a video camera and small instruments
  • using an open approach whereby the hernia is repaired with a larger incision made directly over the hernia site. Mesh material (synthetic or biologic) is not always necessary to repair hernias but it is frequently used to reduce the chance of hernia failure and hernia recurrence.
  • What can I expect during my hernia repair surgery consultation?

    During your hernia repair surgery consultation, you will meet privately and exclusively where you will collectively share in the decision making process about your hernia surgery. Although well qualified, we choose not use patient coordinators, nurse practitioners, or physicians assistants to perform your consultation. Our doctor will complete a thorough medical history and perform a careful examination of your hernia.