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Hernia Surgery

Expert Hernia Care in Naples

If you or a loved one has a hernia and are seeking answers, you’ve come to the right place. Our general surgeons in Naples, Florida are recognized nationally and internationally for their surgical excellence and have expertise in a variety of surgeries, including hernia repair.

Hernia repair surgery can be done with various techniques depending on the size and location of the hernia and the patient’s overall health. Common procedures to hernia surgery include open surgery or laparoscopic surgery, including robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery. The surgeon will determine the type of surgery based on each patient’s needs.

If you have questions about your symptoms and need relief for hernia pain, please schedule an appointment today.

General Hernia Information

What is a Hernia

When an organ, such as your stomach or intestine, or fatty tissue bulges through weak muscles in the abdominal area.

When it’s time to get it repaired

Symptoms of a hernia vary based on the type of hernia you have or you may not have any recognizable symptoms.

The most common symptoms include:

  • Obvious swelling in the abdominal area or groin
  • Discomfort in the abdomen or groin when lifting or bending over
  • Heartburn
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation

Why you should get it repaired

Hernias can be painful as they get larger over time and can lead to other health complications. Surgery may not be needed once you are diagnosed with a hernia – it depends on the size of the hernia and your symptoms. In some cases, you may need surgery right away.

Expected recovery

After a hernia surgery, you should be feeling better in a week or so with limited activities and there may be some bruising around the area of your surgery. For several weeks, you may continue to feel some discomfort, but that should diminish over time.

Types of Hernias

Umbilical Hernia

An umbilical hernia occurs when part of your intestine bulges through the opening in your abdominal muscles near your belly button (navel). Umbilical hernias are common and typically harmless.

Inguinal Hernia

An inguinal hernia is a bulge that occurs in your groin region, the area between the lower part of your abdomen and your thigh.

Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of your stomach bulges through the large muscle separating your abdomen and chest.

Incisional Hernia

An incisional hernia occurs at or near a surgical incision through which the intestine, organ or other tissue protrudes.

Lumbar Hernia

A lumbar hernia results from defects in the posterior-lateral abdominal wall that allows the tissues inside the abdomen to protrude.

Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Abdominal wall reconstruction surgery is an advanced surgical procedure that strengthens a weakened or damaged abdominal muscle and restores the normal function of the abdominal wall.

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