What Is A Hernia Repair?
A hernia repair is a specific surgery targeted at treating hernias. A hernia repair surgery aims to correct weakened abdominal muscle tissues and close off an abnormal passage. During the procedure, our doctor will push the protruding tissue back into its proper place and then close off any openings in the surrounding muscle with sutures.
In most cases, a special mesh may be used to reinforce the area. Hernia repairs are typically performed as inpatient procedures, requiring the patient to stay at least a day for monitoring after the procedure.
Recovery times vary depending on the individual, but most people can return to normal activities within a week or so.
What Conditions Is A Hernia Repair Used To Treat?
A hernia repair is most commonly used to treat inguinal hernias. This type of hernia occurs when a small portion of the intestines bulges through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. This can cause severe pain and, if left untreated, can lead to serious complications.
In addition, hernia repairs are also used to treat:
The surgery is typically performed as an inpatient procedure. It involves sewing the weakened area of the abdominal wall closed, and a mesh patch is usually used to reinforce the repair.