An incisional hernia is a condition in which a piece of abdominal organ, such as the intestine, protrudes through an opening at or near the site of a prior surgical incision. Once an incision is made through the abdominal wall, that area is always weaker, making it prone to hernia formation. Incisional hernias may cause a bulge or pain and can develop at any time after the original surgery.
Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair is a new technique to fix tears in the abdominal wall (muscle) using small incisions, telescopes and a patch (mesh). This minimally invasive technique allows the patient to return to work and normal activities sooner.
An abdominal hernia is a gap in the strong tissue in the stomach or intestine that holds muscles in place. If the inside layers of the abdominal wall are weakened, this can result in a tear or bulge in the muscle. This inner lining as well as the abdominal tissue or intestine can be pushed through that, resulting in an uncomfortable sac.
An abdominal hernia can be caused by strain from heavy lifting, excessive coughing, difficulty with bowel movements, or natural weakness.
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