When we think of hernias we often think of the most common forms – inguinal …
Hernia Surgery New Jersey
Hernias are a very common condition – indeed, hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the United States.
A hernia is the protrusion of an internal organ through a muscle wall as a result of the weakening of its retaining barrier, called the fascia. As the organ pushes through its retaining wall or lining, patients may experience mild discomfort or significant pain. Hernias are unpredictable however because a severe hernia may present only minor pain and vice versa. That is why patients who suspect a hernia should visit their physician as soon as possible.
Much like any other disease there are several treatments available to patients suffering from hernias. It is important to note that the sooner your physician identifies and treats the hernia, the greater the options available and the greater the chance of a successful procedure. The biggest concern of waiting too long to treat a hernia is the possibility of strangulation. This means that the opening through which the organ has passed begins to close, effectively pinching the organ and causing an emergency situation. A strangulated hernia requires immediate surgery which is often less successful than a planned surgical procedure.
It is important to note that hernias are a progressive condition meaning that they will not disappear on their own. Hernias can progress slowly or quickly; however they will not improve without surgical intervention. Surgeons at Advanced Surgical Associates are experts in the field of both minimally invasive and open surgery for hernias. Please contact us for more information on hernia repair and best treatment options for your particular situation.