Reconstruction of the Abdominal Wall in Manhattan
Have You Developed an Abdominal Hernia or Defect?
Our Manhattan colorectal surgeons at Manhattan Surgical Associates specialize
in the surgical treatment of disease, including colorectal and anorectal
procedures. We have more than 60 years of experience handling the surgical
management of disease.
However, no matter how trained or experienced your surgeon is, during the
course of surgery for disease, a defect may develop in the abdominal wall,
which is known as a hernia.
Common Symptoms of Abdominal Wall Hernias
Abdominal wall hernias may often be asymptomatic, however many patients
experience symptoms. One of these symptoms, incarceration, occurs when
intestine gets stuck in the hernia. This can lead to intestinal blockage
or necrosis of the intestine and will need to be treated as quickly as possible.
Reconstruction surgery by a Manhattan abdominal wall reconstruction surgeon
is often recommended to treat these type of hernias.
A few examples of post-surgery symptoms you may experience after developing
a hernia include:
- Abdominal bulge
Diagnosis & Treatment of Post-Surgical Hernias
Abdominal wall hernias are often diagnosed after a thorough physical examination
by your Manhattan surgeon. Abdominal x-rays and a CT scan may be recommended
to better evaluate your abdominal wall for the presence of a hernia, depending
on what is discovered during the examination. We are extremely thorough
about the diagnosis of hernias after abdomino-pelvic surgery.
Once an abdominal wall hernia is diagnosed, your surgeon may recommend
surgical repair of the defect. In some cases, suture closure of the defect
may be recommended, however in most cases, the defect is too large to
be adequately treated with suture closure alone.
If that is the case, a surgeon may recommend placement of a mesh to repair
the hernia defect in your abdominal wall. Mesh is a sterile material that
repairs the hernia defect, and there are many types of mesh available;
your surgeon will choose a particular mesh based upon your clinical needs.
Contact our office today at 646.798.4606 or
send Manhattan Surgical Associates an email to request a consultation.