Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Hernia Repair & Abdominoplasty

Dr Yunis standing in front of picture of muscular system
Center for Hernia Repair is a frequent choice for patients coming from remote locations with multiple failed hernia repairs in the past.

These patients often have large complicated hernias with significant disfigurement. These large and complex hernias require a completely unique approach for repair. Abdominal wall reconstruction is the preferred term for those cases that involve a more radical approach.

What is Abdominal Wall Reconstruction?

Abdominal wall reconstruction is an advanced surgical technique that restores the normal function of the abdominal wall by strengthening weak or damaged abdominal muscles.

Who Needs Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Hernia Repair?

This procedure is usually recommended for patients:
  • With large or complex hernias
  • Who are experiencing recurrent hernias, or
  • Who have experienced abdominal trauma
  • How is Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Performed?

    Dr Yunis and Patient before surgery in operating room
    In order to facilitate a return to normalcy of the abdominal wall, we emphasize the benefits of reapproximation of the midline by mobilizing the rectus muscles back toward each other. The techniques that are utilized in this setting are called components separation. There are many aspects of component separation including but not limited to anterior division of external oblique, posterior transversus abdominis release (TAR), and posterior rectus release. These procedures can be performed with the DaVinci Robot or with open techniques.

    A mesh (significant variation in type) is used under the rectus muscles but inside the muscular sheath. This mesh may be permanent (usually a lightweight polypropylene ) and at times absorbable. Mesh used in these procedures is “hidden” from the abdominal contents and is the safest way to place mesh.

    We enjoy changing people's lives for the better with our vast experience in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction.

    How is Abdominoplasty Different?

    Abdominoplasty means to reshape the abdominal wall and, unlike an abdominal wall reconstruction, removes the excess skin while tightening abdominal muscles.

    While many who suffer from large ventral hernias complain of discomfort or pain, most are also frustrated by the cosmetic disfigurement .

    How is an Abdominoplasty Performed?

    Abdominoplasty involves a transverse incision in the lower pelvis across the pubic bone with extensions under the skin fold to each side. The tightening of muscular laxity, often referred to as diastasis, is performed in addition to hernia repair. Finally the skin is shortened in order to eradicate all laxity and wrinkling and the umbilicus (belly button) is re-implanted to a more natural location.

    Dr Yunis offers abdominoplasty for many of his patients that may also require hernia repair.

    What to Expect After Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Hernia Repair or Abdominoplasty

    As with any surgical procedure, you can expect some form of pain control, incision care and limitations to your daily activities. Read this page to have a better idea of what to expect after hernia surgery.

    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Hernia Repair & Abdominoplasty in Sarasota, FL

    Our team of experts, including Dr. Jonathan Yunis, has experience in a variety of hernia repair techniques including abdominal wall reconstruction and abdominoplasty.

    Don't put your hernia problems off any longer. Reduction of pain post-surgery, quick recovery and the prevention of the hernia's recurrence are at the forefront of our center. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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    Center for Hernia Repair

    1435 South Osprey Avenue
    Suite 201
    Sarasota, Florida 34239
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