Incisional HerniaAs the name suggests, incisional hernias occur in places where surgical incisions or cuts from injuries have occurred in the past. The muscle wall is often weakened in these areas. This means that pressure from internal organs and tissues can create a gap or tear in the muscles that allows tissue to slip outward, creating a bulge. Dr. Rick Ngo and the Texas Hernia Specialist team perform minimally invasive surgery and advanced hernia treatments that reduce recovery times and provide a comfortable solution for your personal situation.

What Is an Incisional Hernia?

An incisional hernia is an outward bulge of tissue or organs that occurs specifically in areas that have been injured or weakened by surgery. Other serious accidents and injuries can also cause incisional hernias that are non-surgical. Depending on where these hernias occur, they could result in intestinal issues. At Texas Hernia Specialist, we offer proven herniorrhaphy options that will help our patients resolve hernia issues quickly.

Possible Symptoms

You may notice a bulge near the incision site if you have an incisional hernia. Moreover, it becomes more visible when you stand up, lift something, cough, or do anything that strains your muscles.

Other than this, you will also experience nausea, vomiting, fever, burning or aching close to the hernia, constipation, diarrhea, thin and narrow stool, abdominal pain, faster heartbeat than normal, etc.

Incisional hernias typically develop three to six months following your surgeries. Nonetheless, hernias might appear before or after the given time frame.

Causes of Incisional Hernias

You can develop an incisional hernia if the surgical cut in your abdominal wall fails to close properly after your surgery. As a result, the abdominal muscles might weaken, allowing the tissue and organs to form the hernia.

There are many things that prevent the surgical cut from healing in a proper manner. These include:

  • When the abdomen is under too much pressure
  • Getting pregnant before the cut has a chance to fully heal
  • Resuming physical activities too soon following the surgery

In some instances, it is not clear why the cut did not heal properly. Hernias generally develop after emergency surgery or surgery that requires a large incision. The incision might not heal well if the wounded edges are not aligned properly, increasing the risk of hernia.

Why Consider Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery?

Dr. Ngo performs minimally invasive surgery for incisional hernias. This procedure offers substantial benefits for patients:

  • Smaller incisions mean less damage to tissues.
  • In most cases, patients can resume their normal activities within a day or two of surgery.
  • Minimally invasive surgery typically involves much less pain and discomfort.
  • This method allows for faster hernia surgery recovery.
  • Studies have shown a lower risk of infection with laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures.

Contact Us Today!

The team at our clinic will work with you to determine the best course of action for your specific set of needs. We offer flexible financing options and advanced techniques to ensure that your hernia repair is a success. Call us today at (888) 365-1544 to schedule your initial appointment. At Texas Hernia & Surgical Specialist, we are here to help you feel better.

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