Hernias are a very common condition around the world, and hernia repair surgery represent the most commonly performed general surgical procedure of all. It is estimated that almost 1 million hernia surgeries are performed every year in the United States alone, 800,000 of which are inguinal hernias.
A hernia is the general term for 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 this barrier, patients may experience anything from mild discomfort to 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.
A hernia is the general term for the protrusion of an internal organ through a muscle wall as a result of the weakening of its retaining barrier, called the fascia.
Treatment & Surgery
The only way to repair a hernia is through surgical means. There are a few surgical treatment options available to patients suffering from hernias including open and laparoscopic repair.
Advanced Surgical Associates is one of the first exclusively surgical groups practicing in Union County New Jersey. And that is just the first of many firsts for ASA. For over 40 years, we have pioneered breakthrough surgical patient care in North Jersey in both general and weight loss surgery. ASA also offers gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and gastric banding to those suffering from obesity in New Jersey.
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