If you must have surgery, would you prefer one with more damage to your body or less? How about a surgery with more pain or less, a longer hospital stay or a shorter one, and a surgery with the possibility of multiple complications or one which delivers fewer complications? We think we know the answer. Fortunately, there are more and more surgical procedures available that offer a minimally invasive alternative. What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
With some medical issues it is acceptable to follow the watch and wait approach. When it comes to a hernia, you can’t be so nonchalant or procrastinate. There are too many serious risks of leaving a hernia untreated for very long.
It’s never a good idea to put off surgery, and especially when it comes to hernia surgery. Maybe you have heard wild tales about problems with recovery or the surgery itself. Don’t be led astray, and don’t let these hernia myths stop you from surgery.
An umbilical hernia is quite common in infants and newborns, but adults can be affected too. It develops when part of the bowel (intestines) or fatty tissue presses through a weak spot in the abdominal wall near the navel. Let’s find out more about an umbilical hernia: what you need to know.
If you’ve been told you have an inguinal hernia, here is what you need to know. The first thing you should know is that it is a common condition, and secondly, it won’t go away on its own.
Hernia repair has come a long way, from the large incisions, open surgery technique, combined with a lengthy post surgery recovery time. You can now have hernia repair surgery performed through less invasive procedures, namely, either laparoscopically or now minimally invasive robotic hernia repair.
The recovery time after surgery can be almost as important as the surgery itself. Unless you prepare ahead of time and follow your doctor’s orders, you can create situations which lead to complications, another surgery, or maybe a longer recovery time. Put some thought into preparing your home for post surgery recovery.
Fifty to seventy-eight percent of patients who have a colostomy or ileostomy have a complication known as a parastomal hernia. Let’s investigate what a parastomal hernia is and what you need to know if you develop one.
If you are diagnosed with a ventral hernia, at some point it will need to be repaired. It may not be urgent at the moment, but eventually certain circumstances will discourage any procrastination. Continue reading “Does A Ventral Hernia Need To Be Repaired?”
Hernias occur when tissues or an organ push through a weak spot in the connecting tissue or muscle wall. Since hernias do not get better by themselves, sometimes your doctor will recommend surgery to treat your hernia. Here is what to expect before and after hernia surgery.