What is a Hernia

Types of Hernias

Hernias can occur in many different parts of the body:

  • Inguinal hernias are found in the groin area and are among the most common types of hernias. These conditions occur when the lower abdominal muscles are weakened and allow part of the intestine to intrude on the inguinal canal in the groin.
  • Umbilical hernias are also the result of abdominal muscle wall weakness and are located around or in the belly button area.
  • A ventral hernia is located in other areas of your abdomen. If part of the intestine pushes through the weakness in the muscle wall, these hernias may be very dangerous to the patient.
  • Incisional hernias are located in areas where previous surgeries or injuries have occurred. These ailments can weaken the muscle wall and create the conditions in which a hernia can occur.


In many cases, the symptoms of hernias include pain, discomfort, odd bulges or swelling, fever and nausea. Hernias in the abdomen and groin can cause constipation and vomiting if the bowel is obstructed. This could result in serious risks to your health. Hernias are often visible and appear as a bulge or swelling on your body.

Dr. Rick Ngo offers minimally invasive surgery options for hernia treatment in our area. This can speed your hernia surgery recovery time and will provide you with minimal pain after your hernia surgery. Call Texas Hernia & Surgical Specialists today at (888) 365-1544 to schedule your first appointment with us. We are here to serve you.

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