What Is a Hernia?

There are many different types of hernia. An abdominal hernia involves a small tear in the tissues that make up your abdominal wall. When this happens, a small portion of your intestines (also known as your bowels) can poke through this small opening. This protrusion might not seem like an urgent problem at first and often does not come along with a high level of pain. If left unaddressed, though, an abdominal hernia can develop complications that not only become quite painful, but life-threatening, as well. To learn more about how we can treat your hernias, or to set up an exam to learn whether or not you’re currently dealing with one, reach out to our New York office and schedule your appointment today. A member of our dedicated staff is standing by to help you get started on your journey to total recovery.

What Causes a Hernia?

In most cases, a hernia is caused by either a weakening or a tearing of the abdominal wall, and can be caused by any number of issues. This issue can be seen in either men or women and is most frequently caused by some kind of physical exertion that results in an undue amount of stress being placed on the abdominal wall.

Common causes of an abdominal hernia include:

  • Weakened abdominal wall
  • Frequent bowel straining
  • Chronic coughing
  • Improper heavy lifting
  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic obesity

Hernia Repair at NYBG Colorectal

A hernia will not resolve on its own and almost always requires surgical intervention to completely repair. The good news is that at NYBG Colorectal we focus on advanced technology and the latest surgical techniques. This includes minimally invasive colorectal surgery, as well as robotically-assisted surgery for impressive levels of precision and control.

We can repair a hernia with either mesh or sutures, and the technique chosen will depend on the size, location, and nature of your hernia. During your consultation, we’ll discuss all the details surrounding your procedure, and help you understand exactly what you can expect both before and after your surgery is complete. Our goal is to help you enjoy complete peace of mind.

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Discover Relief from Your Hernia

If you are worried that you may be dealing with a hernia, it’s recommended that you reach out to a member of our staff as quickly as possible. As is the case with many of the issues we treat here at NYBG Colorectal, the sooner we address an issue like a hernia, the more effectively we can keep it from becoming a more serious, and potentially life-threatening problem. To learn more about how hernia repair can help you, reach out and set up your consultation with a member of our staff today!

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When you find yourself dealing with sensitive colorectal issues, our team is here and ready to help you find a solution.

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