Hernias occur when a weak spot or hole develops in the muscle or connective tissue of the abdominal wall.
- Inguinal hernias are found in the groin.
- Femoral hernias are found in the upper thigh.
- Umbilical hernias are in the belly button.
- Ventral, incisional, and flank hernias develop as a bulge between the muscles in the abdominal wall. They may occur following pregnancy, following weight gain, or at an abdominal incision site.
- Parastomal hernias develop at the site of an ileostomy, a colostomy, or a urostomy.
Prompt Hernia Treatment Is Important
Hernias can not heal on their own. We assess your condition and recommend the most effective surgical approach.
- When appropriate, small incisions may be used that cause less pain and help you recover faster.
- When larger, complex hernias are present, or risk factors and complications such as infection are a concern, larger incisions may be necessary.
Choosing the right treatment for your hernia increases the likelihood you will have a positive outcome and decreases the risk of complications and hernia recurrence.