Certain types of hernia are prone to repair failure..
Some types of hernia are more susceptible to forces placed on the repair. Lower abdomen, or inguinal hernia, and groin, or femoral hernia, repairs must be able to withstand gravity and straining forces. Umbilical hernia repair can fail due to weight gain or pregnancy. In the case of pregnancy it is usually recommended to wait until the mother is back to normal after delivery rather than risk surgery during pregnancy.
People seeking the most permanent hernia revision Los Angeles provides are relieved to find that our Center specializes in all types of hernia repair including complicated revision surgery. While hernias are not an uncommon occurrence, they do require a high level of skill to ensure the repair remains strong. When the original repair fails, our team of hernia specialists can provide the level of expertise needed to permanently repair the hernia.
Hernia revision requires a high level of surgical skill
Hernia revision is more difficult due to factors such as the formation of scar tissue at the original site and working around damaged tissues. Our surgeons routinely perform among the finest hernia revision surgery Los Angeles residents can obtain due to their highly specialized knowledge of hernia repair. The chances of success in hernia surgery are acknowledged to be far greater when performed by a surgeon who specializes in hernia surgery.
Why does hernia repair fail?
An original hernia repair surgery can fail due to healing problems, infections or inadequacies in the surgical technique used. Lifestyle choices also factor into how well the repair maintains. Patients who gain a substantial amount of weight naturally put more stress on the repair site.
Hernia repair is complex. The surgeons providing hernia revision surgery in Beverly Hills at our center have tens of thousands of procedures to their credit. While general surgeons are trained in hernia repair, most only perform a few procedures each year. Specializing in hernia repair and revision provides patients with service that is completely focused on hernia repair and hernia revision and is therefore much more successful.
Symptoms of hernia repair failure
Signs of early hernia repair failure are similar to the original hernia symptoms. There can be a bulge at or near the same location. If there is an infection present, there will be pain along with the bulge although pain alone is not a symptom that the repair has failed.
A hernia repair can fail months or years after the original surgery due to weight gain, weakening of the surrounding tissue or the formation of a new hernia at the site.
An infection can spread to the mesh used in the repair causing a blood clot to form around the location. In some hernia repair the surgeons doing hernia revision at our Los Angeles clinic have found the original repair was not stitched correctly causing the formation of a second hernia. Aging causes muscle tissue to weaken and this along with any weight gain can put pressure on the repair causing another hernia.
Avoiding the recurrence of a hernia after repair
One way of decreasing your risk of needing hernia revision is to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Avoiding weight gain, engaging in regular exercise and drinking plenty of water to avoid constipation are an important part of maintaining your hernia repair.
Whether you need to repair a hernia or find that you are looking for long lasting hernia revision, West Medical Hernia Center is completely focused on helping those suffering with hernia pain achieve a permanent solution.
Call for an appointment if you are concerned that you need hernia revision but are uncertain on how to proceed. One of our specialists will be happy to answer any questions you have and to inform you on your options for hernia revision.