So, you have questions...
What is a hernia?
Basically a hernia is a hole. 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 causes a hernia?
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with a hernia and are not sure what caused it? Learn from the hernia surgeons at the Advanced Hernia Specialists about what causes hernias, what factors put you at higher risk of developing one and how to prevent them.
How do I know if I have a hernia?
Do you notice a bulge in your abdomen or groin that you think might be a hernia? Are you experiencing pain in this area?
What are the different types of hernia?
A hernia is a bulge that may appear when tissue pushes through the muscle holding the tissue in place. The most common type of hernia is an abdominal hernia, which means they form in the belly or groin areas.
What are the symptoms of a hernia?
Hernias can be painful and, if left untreated, can lead to serious complications. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, our specialists at Advanced Hernia Specialists (AHS) can determine treatment options specific to your case.
Is my groin pain caused by a hernia?
Are you dealing with nagging pain in the groin area? Not sure if you’ve just strained a muscle or if it’s a sign of a bigger health issue?
Can I exercise if I have a hernia?
Do you suspect you have a hernia and wonder if it is safe to exercise?
When should I see a surgeon?
When you are diagnosed with a hernia by your primary care doctor, or when you think you may have a hernia, that is the time to see a surgeon. "Are you ready to jump into spring, but are experiencing pain you think could be a hernia? A hernia occurs when an area of tissue or organ pushes through the groin or abdominal muscle.
If left untreated, hernias can lead to severe complications. That’s why it’s important to that you don’t put off care. Scheduling an appointment with an experienced hernia surgeon, who can quickly diagnose and treat your hernia, is the first step to getting back to normal quickly and safely.
Choosing the Right Surgeon can help you avoid hernia recurrence and other complications
Most people who are diagnosed with a hernia will need surgery to successfully treat it. Fortunately, hernia repair surgery is common and usually successful, but it’s important to choose a surgeon who specializes in hernia repairs to help avoid recurrence and other complications.
Is surgery the only cure for a hernia?
A hernia will not heal on its own and will never go away.
What are the different types of hernia repairs?
There are "tissue repairs" and "mesh repairs."
Is it necessary to use hernia mesh?
Use of mesh to repair hernias is the most common type of repair. It is not always absolutely necessary, but there are instances when it is the only option.