A hernia, occurs when the muscles in the abdomen weaken or tear. The risk of abdominal tissue or intestines pushing through the tear is one that can come with severe complications. As a result, it is important to pay attention to your symptoms and discuss them with your doctor. For larger, painful hernias, surgery may be a treatment option.
The best surgical option depends on the patient and type of hernia. Some can be repaired laparoscopically, while others require open surgery. Rex offers both treatment options and works with surgeons experienced in complex hernia repair.
Common types of hernias that are surgically treated include:
- Inguinal (groin) hernias
- Ventral or incisional hernias
- Umbilical hernias
- Hiatal hernias
- Spigelian hernias
- Incarcerated or strangulated hernias