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Hernia Repair

Surgery is the leading way to offer lasting relief for hernias. Surgery can be done in the traditional, “open” way, but at Carrollton Surgical Group, whenever possible, we use minimally invasive methods that offer faster, safer, more comfortable recoveries.

The benefits of minimally invasive hernia surgery

Minimally invasive hernia repair — often performed laparoscopically or with robotic-assisted techniques — use tiny incisions, sophisticated implements and tiny cameras to find and reinforce the site of hernias.

With minimally invasive hernia surgery, you’ll have:

  • Less scaring, due to the smaller incisions
  • Less blood loss
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less pain
  • A faster return to daily activities
Illustration of a hernia.

Many people live for years with hernias before seeking treatment, missing out on experiences and family activities — and coping with pain and discomfort. With minimally invasive hernia surgery, you’ll return home the same day as the procedure.

Why you shouldn’t wait on hernia surgery

Hernias don’t get better with time — they often get worse.

Once a tear in the muscles of the abdominal wall has occurred, there’s a risk it can get worse through further tearing.

You’re also at increased risk of the bowel becoming stuck in the tear, obstructing your digestive tract and leading to severe pain, vomiting and the inability to pass stool or gas. Hernias can also pinch off blood flow to the intestine, leading to further need for treatment.

Hernia surgery repairs the hernia with sutures or a synthetic mesh, closing the tear in the muscles, protecting the bowel and helping you get back to life safely and quickly.

Just the Facts

What causes hernias? How are they diagnosed? How are they repaired? Surgeon Austin Lewis, MD, offers answers.

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A lump in your groin can be a sign of an inguinal hernia.

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