Hernia Surgery Colleyville
HERNIA SURGERY (COLLEYVILLE, TX)
In the state of Texas alone, millions of people are diagnosed with hernias every year. A hernia occurs when part of the tissues or organs in the abdominal cavity bulge through a weakened part of the abdominal wall. They can get bigger as the area further weakens, and sometimes the herniated loop of tissue gets strangulated when blood supply is cut off.
Hernias are caused by undue strain to the abdominal walls due to chronic constipation, straining when passing stool, increased fluid pressure in the abdomen as in ascitis, obesity and prostate enlargement.
Hernias are named according to the areas in which they occur:
- Inguinal hernia, which occurs when part of the intestine bulges through the inguinal canal in the lower stomach.
- Hiatal hernia forms when the upper stomach pushes up into the chest through the space in the diaphragm.
- An improperly fused belly button in babies can cause the development of an umbilical hernia through the weak area. Adults may experience an umbilical hernia as a complication of obesity.
- Incisional hernias occur at the scar sites of surgery in the abdominal region.
- Femoral hernias, which bulge through the cavity that the femoral artery and other vessels run through.
Hernias are more common in boys, and can be present from birth up until adulthood before it starts to show symptoms.
Some families have a medical history of hernias.
- Obesity is a factor in almost every type of hernia.
- Inactivity after abdominal surgery can cause the development of an incisional hernia.
- Pregnant women are at risk of developing femoral hernias.
- The elderly are more likely to develop hernias.
CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE SURGERY
Hernias should be treated with the gravity and promptness they deserve, because they can get complicated if the hernia strangulates. Some hernias can be pushed back, especially when in the early stages, but it is still not a permanent treatment because it will keep bulging back out when the patient stands. Some short-term treatment options are available, such as a band-like corset than can be worn to keep the hernia in the abdominal cavity. This is just to tide the patient over until surgery can be performed.
SURGICAL REPAIR OF HERNIAS
Patients in Texas who develop symptoms of a hernia need not go farther than the Bagshahi clinic in near Colleyville. Here, there is a ready team of surgeons who are highly trained and competent. The surgeon will recommend either one of the two types of hernia repair surgery:
- Laparoscopic hernia repair surgery
In this method, a laparoscope is inserted through incisions made in the abdomen, and used as a guide for the surgeon to repair the hernia with a mesh support. The use of the laparoscope makes the procedure less invasive and more precise as it gives a clearer picture of the contents of the abdomen, and prevents accidental nerve damage. Patients also show faster recovery.
- Open surgery
This method is done under local or general anaesthesia. An incision is made in the stomach, and the hernia is pushed back into place. The weakened area of the stomach wall is tied off and reinforced with mesh support to prevent reoccurrence.
With recent advancements in surgical procedures and a well-trained staff, the Bagshahi clinic near Colleyville Texas can boast of world-class pre and post operative care. This means that patients are less likely to develop complications.
As with every surgery though, there are still risk factors like:
- Blood clots which can develop under anaesthesia
- Infection of the wound site easily prevented by stringent postoperative care and treated with antibiotics.
- The staples used to close the wound might pinch a nerve.
- Some hernias will reoccur, but the incidence of this happening is drastically reduced with the addition of mesh support to the abdominal wall.
Doctor: Dr. Bagshahi
Phone: (817) 250-6210
Geolocation: Colleyville, TX