Procedures for Hernias in Manhattan
Providing Effective Treatment & Surgery for Hernias
A hernia occurs when a bowel or section of fatty tissue is allowed to push
through the wall of the abdomen due to a weakness in the abdominal wall.
This can lead to a misshapen swelling due to the contents sliding around
in and out of the pouch. In some cases, the contents can be carefully
pushed back, which is called a reducible hernia, whereas if they cannot
be pushed back in, it is called an irreducible hernia.
Hernias can occur in different areas of the abdomen and can be caused by
a variety of different factors. At Manhattan Surgical Associates, we treat
clients throughout the area for hernias of all varying degrees.
Types & Causes of Hernias
Each different hernia is determined by where it is in the body. The basic
problem behind a hernia is a weakness in the muscle, which can be caused
by a variety of factors.
One common cause of hernias is congenital, such as a baby who is born with
a hernia, while many others are developed later in life as a result to
the over straining of muscles. Whether you have been diagnosed with a
hernia or have been experiencing the common signs, it is imperative that
you have it treated as soon as possible.
There are many different types of hernias we treat, which may include:
- Femoral hernia
- Inguinal hernia
- Incisional hernia
- Umbilical hernia
Surgical Options for Hernias in New York
Depending on the severity of the hernia and where it is located, there
are a variety of surgical options available to you. While we most commonly
repair hernias with open surgery, you may be a candidate for laparoscopic
repair, which is much less invasive. We will determine your eligibility
during your initial consultation with one of our Manhattan hernia surgeons.
The operation will be completed with either general or local anesthesia,
which will be determined by your doctor.
To learn more, please
contact our Manhattan colorectal surgeons today at 646.798.4606.