Hernia

Laparoscopic robotic surgery makes hernia repair precise and efficient with a quicker recovery time. *

You Don’t Have to Live with a Hernia!

Hernias are a common condition where an organ within the body pushes through a rupture or weakened muscle or tissue wall. Herinas affect men, women and children, and they typically occur in the abdomen, upper thigh or groin area.

If you have a hernia, you may notice a bulge in your torso or groin. They can cause pain, pressure, or numbness near the affected area. Vomiting and sharp abdominal pain may also be indications of an incarcerated or strangulated hernia, which should be examined by a doctor immediately.

Hernia Risk Factors

The cause of a hernia is not always known, though the majority of risk factors cause weakening of the abdominal muscles, which can make it easier for hernias to develop. According to the American College of Surgeons, people with the following risk factors may be more at risk of developing a hernia:

  • Obesity
  • Older age
  • Abrupt twists, pulls or strains
  • Chronic straining
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Family history
  • Hernia Symptoms

Hernia Diagnosis and Treatment

Hernias are typically diagnosed with a physical exam. Other tests, such as blood work, urinalysis, and CT scans may also be used to identify hernias. Treatment for hernias offered at Adena Health System include minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery (laparoscopic) and open surgery. While lifestyle changes may reduce hernia symptoms, most hernias require surgery. Severely obese patients may need to reach a certain weight target before hernia surgery is recommended.

Hernia surgery is the most common surgical procedure in the U.S. Ignoring a hernia may lead to additional health complications. Laparoscopic robotic surgery makes hernia repair precise and efficient - with a faster recovery time.*

To make a appointment for a hernia check, call 740-779-4550. If you are a new patient and need a primary care provider, call 740-779-FIND (3463),or click here to search for a location or physician that may work best for you.

Say goodbye to hernia pain and irritation.

At Adena, we are taking extra precautions to maintain a safe environment for our patients, visitors and staff. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, including fever or cough, please call our COVID-19 Hotline at 740-542-SAFE (7233) and refrain from any in-office visits.  

*Minimally invasive procedures typically have faster recovery times than open surgical procedures.
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