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Hernia Repair Options

Posted Sep 26 2012 8:10am

There are several strange things that our body produces such as pimples, cysts, warts and more, but one of the most painful things is a hernia. Visually, the hernia will look like a flesh colored bump that sticks out of the body most commonly from the abdomen. You can also have the herniated bulge appear in the thigh or the groin. This growth like appearance is composed of tissues and organs that actually break through the muscular wall. They can be caused by even the simplest of activities. Some people have a higher susceptibility of getting a hernia such as those that are pregnant, are old aged, over-weight, excessively lift weights or hernias run in their family. Certain activities can cause for the pressure in the abdomen to increase where thesurrounding organs are prone to rupture. You may have a hernia if you are experiencing symptoms such as discolored swelling and tenderness, vomiting, nausea and fever. If this is the case you should see a doctor to see what type of hernia repair in Los Angeles is best for you.

The most common area for a hernia to occur is in the abdominal region, but other body parts can still fall victim to a hernia such as the back, anus, thigh and chest. Typically, a hernia is just a small bump that seems to be nothing more than an inconvenience. However, the hernia although not inherently dangerous, they can become life threatening if it becomes larger and involves vital organs. There are several options for hernia repair that can be used such as hernia repair with mesh, tension-free repair, laparoscopic repair and more.

For minor hernia surgery in Los Angeles, your doctor may perform one of the following:

  • Tension Repair: The doctor will replace the damaged and torn tissue and sew back the abdominal wall to ensure there are no holes.
  • Tension-Free Repair: The doctor replaces the damaged tissue butuses a synthetic mesh tissue to strengthen the abdominal wall.
  • Laparoscopic Repair: This treatment focuses on hernias that are located in the inguinal canal.   This surgery requires a small incision using a specially-designed camera for the operation.   

For hernias that are more severe, emergency open surgery may be the only option. A larger incision needs to be made so that the doctor can manually push the hernia back into its original orientation. With any hernia repair there are advantages and disadvantages. Make sure that you speak with a doctor as soon as you think you have symptoms of a hernia. It is best to have it taken care of before it becomes life threatening.

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