Hernias will not heal on their own or “fix” themselves. Left unaddressed, they will not get better and may progress to a point that presents great discomfort and even serious medical risks. Don’t take chances.
Schedule your New Jersey Ventral Hernia Repair consultation with Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo at Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery. Dr. Nakhjo is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on minimizing the invasiveness of hernia repair surgery by using innovative techniques and technologies. He invites you to book a consultation here at advancedsurgerynj.com or by calling (973) 383-2222.
Lasting relief is attainable with Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo. Dr. Nakhjo specializes in a variety of techniques to help you live a more enjoyable, hernia-free life.
A Hernia is a muscular weakness or tear that may allow parts of internal organs or tissues to slip into or through the opening. Hernias are often painful and unsightly, and can pose medical risks.
A Ventral Hernia is a protrusion of tissue caused by a breach on the vertical midline of the abdominal wall anywhere from the breastbone to the pubic bone or groin.
There are three categories of Ventral Hernias.
An epigastric hernia presents in the stomach area anywhere from the bottom of the breastbone to the navel.
Umbilical hernias develop in the area of the belly button.
Incisional hernias occur at the site of a previous surgery. As many as a third of patients who have had abdominal surgery develop an incisional hernia at the site of their scar. Incisional hernias can appear anytime from months to years following abdominal surgery.
Ventral hernias can result from a broad range of conditions. If you have been diagnosed or suspect you have a ventral hernia, you are likely a candidate for Ventral Hernia Repair in New Jersey.
While laparoscopic surgery is not always sufficient for repair of large hernias, this “keyhole” surgery has many advantages when it can be utilized, including:
Dr. Nakhjo will always opt for the least invasive and most comfortable effective technique available.
Several days before your surgery you will be directed to stop taking all supplements or medications that may impair normal blood clotting. Your anesthesiologist will review your medical history to determine type and amount of anesthesia that’s right for you. While Ventral Hernia Repair is typically performed using general anesthesia, small hernias are sometimes repaired using a spinal or epidural block that leaves you awake, but pain-free. Most hernia repairs are outpatient procedures, meaning you can go home the same day. In some cases, you may require hospitalization for up to several days.
The greatest danger is a hernia that becomes “strangulated” when tissue gets caught very tightly in an abdominal wall opening. Strangulated hernias can cut off blood flow and cause tissue to start to die. This is a medical emergency that requires immediate surgery. Hernias tend to become larger with time, which then makes them more difficult to repair. Be sure to consult a doctor right away if you experience:
While a physical examination of your abdomen is often sufficient to diagnose a ventral hernia, your doctor may also order tests such as abdominal ultrasound, or a CT or MRI scan.
With Ventral Hernia Repair New Jersey patients should know it can involve a variety of procedures based on your unique needs. Dr. Nakhjo will thoroughly assess your concerns to determine the treatment that will deliver you with the best results and minimal recovery.
Depending on the size or type of a Hernia, your doctor may select one of three surgical repair techniques.
In “open surgery,” your doctor makes an incision near your hernia before pushing tissues back into place and sewing the area shut. Laparoscopic surgery utilizes several small incisions through which a small camera and surgical instruments are inserted into your body to guide and perform your surgery. Each of these techniques may or may not include use of mesh reinforcements. Your doctor will choose a surgical strategy based on a variety of factors, including your age, medical history, hernia size, and the presence of infection.
Following your Ventral Hernia Repair New Jersey patients will be moved to a recovery room where our medical team will monitor their vital signs until they are stable. Your surgeon will prescribe pain management medication as appropriate. As soon as you are able, it is very important that you walk around several times a day to lessen the risk of blood clots.
Ventral Hernia Repair offers long-lasting symptom relief, so you can live healthy, happy, and active. Don’t wait another day to begin your journey toward resolving your symptoms once and for all.
We will carefully and effectively manage your pain with any needed, safe, appropriate and effective medications.
Yes, including infection, blood clots, bleeding, and bowel injury. These complications are less than 1%.
That will depend on your medical condition, your age, and the extent of your surgery. Your doctor will provide you with detailed instructions. It’s vitally important that you follow them diligently.
All incisional hernias are a specific type of ventral hernias. But not all Ventral Hernias are incisional hernias.
For the most advanced treatment, easiest recovery, and best possible results with minimally invasive surgery in New Jersey, begin your journey with Dr. Shomaf Nakhjo today. Schedule your consultation at either of our convenient locations to begin discussing your personalized treatment plan with a highly skilled and renowned area specialist.