Hernia surgery is recommended:
- If you are having intermittent discomfort or pain.
- If your hernia is enlarging.
- If you recovered from a recent hernia related emergency or painful event in the area of the hernia.
- If you are concerned enough about the risk of an emergency that you will be thinking about it too often. ( Will you obsess over your hernia on a daily basis ?)
Hernias don't go away on their own. Only surgery can repair a hernia.
NB - Many doctors recommend surgery because it prevents a rare but serious problem called incarceration strangulation. This occurs when a loop of intestine or a piece of fatty tissue is trapped inside the hernia. Strangulation is when the tightness of the hernia hole is strangulating the blood supply of the contents of the hernia (intestine or fat). This is an unusual but potentially fatal problem.
Yes – this is a safe maneuver.
However, even with the hernia contents protruding, it is not always necessary to push a hernia back in (reduce the hernia).
Often there is no reason why some hernias get worse.
Weight gain – especially gaining visceral fat – will increase the intra-abdominal pressure and make the hernia defect larger.
Heavy lifting may or may not make a hernia worse.
is a hole in the abdominal wall. The risk from a hernia is that the intestine inside the abdomen can be pushed out of the hole of the hernia.
Potentially the intestine pushing out of the hernia can be stuck in the hernia leading to intestinal obstruction.
With prolonged incarceration of a hernia, there is a risk of strangulation of the contents of the hernia. In this case there is a high risk of critical illness or even death.
At the Center for Hernia Repair, we specialize in a variety of hernia repair techniques
and prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction.Dr. Yunis
relies on his 30 years of experience and expertise to offer his patients customized treatment plans that suit their needs.