Traditional hernia repair, also known as open hernia surgery, involves making a single long incision in the patient’s abdomen to provide the surgeon with an unobstructed view of the hernia, organs and surrounding structures. This type of surgery can be used to repair all types of hernias, and is most often used when a minimally invasive approach is not appropriate.
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic hernia repair is a minimally invasive technique that involves making a number of very small incisions in the abdomen, and operating on the hernia with tiny instruments and a camera to allow for internal visualization. This type of surgery can be used to repair most types of hernias, and is the preferred method as it results in minimal scarring and a swift and comfortable recovery period.
Hernia Surgery with Mesh
In many cases, our surgeons will use surgical mesh instead of sutures to repair tears or holes in the abdominal wall during hernia surgery. Doing so reduces the potential for a recurrence by allowing the tissues to heal in a tension-free environment and ensuring a durable, long-lasting repair.
Non-Surgical Hernia Treatment
Although surgery is always required to repair a hernia and prevent the development of serious complications, in some cases non-surgical hernia treatment may be appropriate to manage the condition – if the hernia doesn’t pose a significant risk to the patient’s health and well-being.
Many patients of our Los Angeles Hernia Center suffer from diastasis recti, or a separation of the abdominal muscles due to pregnancy or extreme weight fluctuations. To treat these patients, our experts will perform a tummy tuck to reapproximate the separated muscles, remove excess skin and restore a smooth and contoured abdomen.