The risks of your hernia repair
should be significantly lower than your risk of leaving it untreated.
While this seems obvious, historically many people that undergo hernia surgery are unhappy due to problems with chronic pain, infection, or recurrence. These complications are clearly avoidable.
What can you do to insure the best chance for a favorable result?
Seek treatment by an experienced hernia specialist whose practice is solely dedicated to hernia repair.
If you have a hernia, you have options. Surgical options include conventional open surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery. Most repairs utilize mesh in order to reduce the risk of hernia recurrence. Some repairs can be performed without the use of mesh
. There are many different types of mesh and it is generally safe when implanted by an experienced surgeon.
All hernias and the people that develop them are unique. There is no standard approach to hernia repair. Careful analysis of each person’s lifestyle and needs along with the location and size of the hernia are necessary to formulate a proper solution.