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Ventral Hernia

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE AN VENTRAL HERNIA?

  • A hernia is usually recognized as a bulge under your skin. Occasionally, it causes no discomfort at all, but you may feel pain when you lift heavy objects, cough, strain during urination or bowel movements or with prolonged standing or sitting.
  • The discomfort may be sharp or a dull ache. Any continuous or severe discomfort, redness, nausea or vomiting associated with the bulge are signs that the hernia may be entrapped or strangulated. These symptoms are cause for concern and immediate contact of your physician or surgeon is recommended.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE (LAPAROSCOPIC /ROBOTIC) VENTRAL HERNIA REPAIR?

Results may vary depending on the type of procedure and each patient’s overall condition. Common advantages of minimally invasive ventral hernia repair may include: Less post-operative pain, Shortened hospital stay, Faster return to regular diet, Quicker return to normal activity and Less wound infections.

CANDIDATE FOR LAPAROSCOPIC VENTRAL HERNIA REPAIR?

Only after a thorough examination can your surgeon determine whether a laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is right for you. The procedure may not be best for some patients who have had extensive previous abdominal surgery, hernias found in unusual or difficult to approach locations, or underlying medical conditions. Be sure to consult your physician about your specific case.

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