Hernia Surgery Fort Worth

HERNIA SURGERY (FORT WORTH TX)

A hernia is a common medical condition that affects millions of people nationwide, and thousands in the state of Texas. The abdominal wall develops a weakened spot through which any one of the organs in the abdominal cavity bulges. This bulge can get bigger and bigger, and when it becomes strangulated, blood supply to the part of the organ or the tissues in the hernia is cut off.

  • The most common type of hernia is an inguinal hernia, in which the intestine bulges through the inguinal canal in the lower abdominal wall. This most commonly affects men, and the hernia might even bulge into the scrotum.
  • A hiatal hernia is caused by the upper stomach pushing into the chest. It is estimated that by age 60 nearly 60% of people will have some degree of hiatal hernia.
  • An umbilical hernia occurs around the belly button, when it didn’t properly fuse after birth, most common in new-borns and infants. However, adults can suffer from an umbilical hernia most often as a complication of obesity.
  • An incision hernia is caused by a surgery incision that does not completely heal.
  • A femoral hernia occurs when tissue or part of the intestine enters the canal through which the femoral artery runs, it is very rare.

CAUSES

Any activity, whether manual or systemic, that causes undue strain on the abdominal wall can cause it to weaken and facilitate development of a hernia.

  • Constant straining while passing stool, and chronic constipation.
  • An enlarged prostrate
  • Obesity
  • Long term deep coughing
  • Ascites (fluid in the stomach, increasing the pressure on the abdominal walls)
  • Undescended testicles
  • Prior surgery in the abdominal region

SURGICAL CONSIDERATIONS

All hernias should be operated upon sooner rather than later, because they do not go away by themselves. However, there are some situations where hernia surgery might be ill advised.

  • Patients with an enlarged prostrate need to treat it before hernia repair surgery.
  • Patients who have fluid in their stomach are not good candidates for hernia surgery, as the fluid pressure will cause it to reoccur.
  • Some patients with chronic illnesses would rather not go through hernia repair surgery, especially if it would affect their quality of life.
  • Prior radiation treatment to the groin reduces the chances of the hernia healing after repair, and increases the chances of a reoccurrence.

HERNIA REPAIR SURGERY

At the Bagshahi clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, there are trained surgeons who specialise in the two types of hernia repair:

  • Laparoscopic hernia repair surgery

The surgeon uses a laparoscope inserted through a small incision in the abdominal wall to guide him as he repairs the weakened area with a mesh support. Laparoscopic surgery has a faster healing and recovery time, and is recommended for patients with small hernias that can be easily pushed back.

  • Open surgery

This procedure uses a local anaesthesia to numb the lower part of the body, or general anaesthesia.

The surgeon at the Bagshahi clinic will make an incision in the abdominal region, then push the hernia back into place and close off the weakened area of the abdominal wall where the hernia was bulging through with stitches. The surgeon might decide to add a mesh support to the area, especially if it is too weak to support the abdominal organs by itself. The mesh gives it extra strength and prevents reoccurrence of the hernia.

SURGICAL COMPLICATIONS

The Bagshahi clinic prides itself on trained surgeons who give patients the best of pre and post operative care. Surgical complications after hernia surgery are not common, but when they do happen, they are handled promptly and professionally.

The patient may develop:

  • Blood clots: Develop with the inactivity of the patient especially under anaesthesia. They are treated promptly.
  • Infection of the wound: This is very rare, and a course of antibiotics typically takes care of the problem within a few days.
  • Chronic pain: Some patients complain about lasting pain, especially with inguinal hernias. The surgeon’s technique can help to minimise the occurrence of this pain.
  • Reoccurrence of hernia: Some hernias keep coming back after surgery, but with the addition of mesh support to the abdominal wall, the incidence of this happening is reduced by half.

Doctor: Dr. Bagshahi

Phone: (817) 250-6210

Geolocation: Fort Worth, TX

 

 

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