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Inguinal Hernia

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE AN INGUINAL HERNIA?

  • The common areas where hernias occur are in the groin (inguinal), belly button (umbilical), and the site of a previous operation (incisional).
  • You can recognize a hernia if you notice a bulge under the skin. You may feel pain or discomfort when you lift heavy objects, cough, strain during urination or bowel movements, or during prolonged standing or sitting. Other times a hernia may be detected by your doctor on a routine physical examination.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE ROBOTIC/LAPAROSCOPIC REPAIR

Laparoscopic/Robotic Hernia Repair is a technique to fix tears in the abdominal wall using small incisions, telescopes and a patch (mesh). Laparoscopic repair offers less discomfort, a shorter return to work and normal activity for most patients.

CANDIDATE FOR LAPAROSCOPIC INGUINAL HERNIA REPAIR?

Only after a thorough examination can your surgeon determine whether laparoscopic hernia repair is right for you. The procedure may not be best for some patients who have had previous abdominal surgery, prostate surgery, or underlying medical conditions.

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