Ventral Hernia

January 16, 2020 at 6:29 pm

A hernia occurs when there is a hole in the muscles of the abdominal wall, allowing a loop of intestine or abdominal tissue to push through the muscle layer. A ventral hernia is a hernia that occurs at any location along the midline (vertical center) of the abdomen wall. There are three types of ventral hernia: Epigastric (stomach area) hernia, Umbilical (belly button) hernia, Incisional hernia.

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Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair

January 16, 2020 at 6:29 pm

Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is a technique to fix tears or openings in the abdominal wall using small incisions, laparoscopes (small telescopes inserted into the abdomen) and a patch (screen or mesh) to reinforce the abdominal wall. It may offer a quicker return to work and normal activities with decreased pain for some patients.

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