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Hernia Surgery Conditions Treated
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Abdominal wall hernias

  • Inguinal hernias
  • Umbilical hernias
  • Complex ventral and incisional hernias
  • Spigelian hernias
  • Flank hernias
  • Recurrent hernias

Diaphragmatic hernias

Hiatal hernias
The most common type of diaphragmatic hernia. It is defined by herniation of slippage of the stomach into the chest cavity. In larger hernias, other organs like the colon may also herniate. most do not cause symptoms and no bulge is felt. It can cause reflux, difficulty swallowing and vomiting.

A rare type of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia through the anterior foramen of morgagni. It usually does not cause symptoms and is an anterior defect. Most commonly, fat and the colon herniate through.

A rare type of diaphragmatic hernia that is usually posterior. Most commonly fat herniates through but can also have the spleen and kidney herniate.

Special scenarios
Hernias in the obese patient
These require special attention and preparation due to increased risk of wound complications and recurrences.
Diastasis recti
A bulge in the abdomen without the presence of a true hernia defect. It is caused by stretching and thinning as well as separation of the rectus muscles. It is most commonly seen in women after pregnancy but can be seen in men as well. It may affect the function of your abdominal wall.
Hernias in women
Special consideration is given to women of child-bearing age with hernias. We attempt to repair diastase recti in ventral hernias. We always attempt minimally invasive repair in groin hernias in women.
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