Traditional Hernia RepairTraditional hernia repair techniques are also referred to as open hernia surgeries. These procedures are performed by using regular surgical instruments to open the area of the hernia and to place organs and tissue back in their proper places. The incision is then closed using surgical stitches with or without supporting mesh. At Texas Hernia & Surgical Specialists, we can provide you with trustworthy options for traditional hernia surgery, also referred to as herniorrhaphy. Dr. Rick Ngo will provide you with recommendations for your specific medical needs.

The Basics of Traditional Hernia Repair

The incision used to perform traditional hernia surgery is typically between three and six inches long. During your surgical procedure, your hernia doctor will evaluate the condition of the tissue that is protruding through the gap in your muscle wall. In some cases, this tissue may be removed altogether. Organs and vital tissue will typically be replaced into the area in which they belong. Mesh may be sewn into place to provide added support to the muscle wall during the healing process. The incision will then be stitched up and the procedure completed.

Why Opt for Open Hernia Surgery

It may be traditional, but open hernia repair does have its benefits. Dr. Ngo is our trusted hernia specialist with extensive experience, and he might proceed with this technique to insert two pieces of mesh on each side of the hernia.

This way, we manage to provide additional strength to the weakened muscle.

You can undergo traditional hernia surgery under local or spinal anesthesia. This is especially beneficial to patients who are at risk of complications if they are put under general anesthesia.

Traditional hernia repair is an economical and affordable option, as the techniques used are not as expensive as the other procedures. You can restore your health and receive proper care with accessible hernia treatment.

Recovering After Surgery

Recovering from a traditional hernia is different for each patient, depending on their health and the complexity of the procedure. Generally, patients feel better within a week following open hernia surgery, but it is recommended to wait six weeks before resuming strenuous activities.

You should communicate with your hernia specialist and follow their guidelines for proper recovery. There is a slight possibility of pain and swelling in the incisions. In addition, you may also feel a bit of tugging or pulling in the treated area for up to a year after surgery.

Inguinal, Ventral, Umbilical and Incisional Hernia Repair Services

Dr. Ngo will evaluate your overall state of health and will let you know if you are a good candidate for minimally invasive surgery. If traditional hernia treatment is more appropriate to your needs, our team will work with you to schedule your procedure. You will usually be able to go home on the same day as your surgery and will be able to return to a modified version of your regular activities within three weeks. Avoid doing anything strenuous for at least six weeks after your hernia surgery.

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To learn more about the traditional treatment options available from Texas Hernia & Surgical Specialists and Dr. Ngo, call us today at (888)365-1544 to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to the chance to work with you.

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