What is a Hernia?
Your doctor may recommend a hernia repair to treat hernias causing pain or other symptoms. Hernias occur in any area of your abdominal (belly) wall. However, the most common sites are in the groin (inguinal hernia), at the naval (umbilical hernia), or at a previous surgical incision site. Surgery is the only way to repair a hernia. Ask your doctor about all of your treatment options and consider getting a second opinion before deciding on hernia surgery
Types of Hernias
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a birth defect in which abdominal organs protrude up into the chest cavity.
- Femoral hernia is the protrusion of abdominal fat or part of the intestines through the abdominal muscles into the upper thigh area.
- Hiatal hernia happens when the upper stomach squeezes through the hiatus, an opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes.
- Incisional hernia is a hernia that develops through a previous surgical incision.This type is most common in elderly or overweight people who are inactive after abdominal surgery.
- Umbilical hernia (belly button) is the protrusion of part of the intestines or abdominal lining through the abdominal wall. It most often occurs in infants ages six months and younger.
Hernia Surgery Complications
Hernia Repair Surgery