Although they may be a common health issue, hernias can be painful and cause disruption to your daily life. Because of that, people will often quickly seek treatment, often in the form of either laparoscopic or robotic hernia repair. But what exactly are the differences between the two?
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A laparoscopic ventral hernia repair works differently than an open hernia repair. It requires several tiny incisions versus one larger one to repair the hernia.
A hernia is a noticeable bulge which can develop between the stomach and pelvis. It occurs when a weakness in the abdominal muscle wall allow organs to protrude, and a lump appears.
This year we are happy to represent our institution and practice with multiple presentations at the Americas Hernia Society annual meeting in Las Vegas, NV. Together with our dedicated residents we are proud to showcase these important contributions to academia! More information at www.americasherniasociety.org
Great job Josh and Alex on your podium presentations!
Listen up, men! It’s possible that increased estrogen levels as you age is the reason there are so many inguinal hernias in older men.
In some cases preventing a hernia is out of our control, like a family history of hernias, having had a previous abdominal surgery, or simply muscle weakness from birth, but there are ways to lower your risk for triggering the development of one.
A hernia occurs when an internal organ or other part of the body extends through the wall of muscle or tissue that normally holds it. It is most common in the abdominal cavity between the hips and chest. Hernias are not usually life threatening, but can require surgery to prevent dangerous complications.
If you have had abdominal surgery, you are at risk to develop an incisional hernia, also known as a ventral hernia. This type of hernia only occurs after such a surgery, and the more abdominal surgeries you experience, the higher your risk to develop one.