Here is a list of frequently asked questions we are asked every day. If you have any additional questions regarding hernias, please feel free to email us, write it in our contact form, or book an appointment.
So, you have questions...
What is a hernia?
There are many different types of hernias. They are all, however, are variations on a theme. Hernias are a "hole" or "defect," and the type of hernia gets it's name from whatever it is a "hole" in. A hernia occurs when an internal organ or other body part protrudes through the wall of muscle or tissue that normally contains it. Most hernias occur within the abdominal cavity, between the chest and the hips.
What is the difference between "tissue" and "mesh" repair?
A “tissue repair” is performed using the patient’s own muscle and tendon (called fascia) to close the hernia defect (hole). This closure is typically performed using stitches (sutures), though some surgeons may use metal tacks or staples. A mesh repair involves reinforcing the closure with a natural or synthetic mesh fabric