2352 Bruce B Downs Blvd.
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
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Zephyrhills, Florida 33542
Hernia Surgery – Inguinal, Incisional, and Ventral Hernia Repair
In most cases, surgery is the standard treatment for a hernia. It is possible to simply live with a hernia and monitor it, although most become larger and more painful over time.
Depending on the location and severity of a patient’s hernia, a surgeon may recommend either minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery, or a more traditional approach. In both procedures, the protruding tissue is put back in place and the damaged muscle wall is stitched back together. If needed, a synthetic reinforcement can be added to reduce the likelihood of another herniation.
The difference between traditional and minimally invasive hernia surgery lies in the way that the surgical site is accessed:
- In traditional surgery, a single large incision is made in the abdomen or groin (depending on where the hernia is located).
- In minimally invasive hernia surgery, a surgeon makes a series of several small incisions to access the site, then inserts a miniature set of surgical tools into this incision to complete the operation.
At Florida Medical Clinic, we offer surgical hernia repair for inguinal, incisional, and ventral hernias. Hernia surgery is typically an outpatient procedure, and our skilled surgeons have experience in both traditional and minimally invasive operations. Each patient is provided with comprehensive instructions for recovery, including includes preventive care guidelines that can help prevent the development of future hernias.
To learn more about hernia surgery or to schedule a consultation with any of our experienced physicians, contact Florida Medical Clinic today.