More than 1 million people in the United States undergo hernia surgery every year. At Slim Vegas Bariatrics & General Surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada, highly skilled general surgeon Jon Williams, MD, uses advanced techniques when performing hernia surgery, so patients get the best outcomes. To schedule a consultation and discuss your hernia surgery, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Hernia surgery is the primary treatment for a hernia, which occurs when an organ or fatty tissue protrudes through the muscle wall, usually the abdominal muscle, meant to contain it. Common types of hernias include:
Any activity that puts extra pressure on the abdominal wall may result in a hernia, such as heavy lifting or straining during a bowel movement.
During hernia surgery, Dr. Williams repairs the weakened part of the abdominal wall and may reinforce the area with a surgical mesh.
There are three main types of hernia surgery. These include:
Laparoscopic hernia surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that uses small incisions and a laparoscope (a small tube with a light and camera) to repair the protrusion. Dr. Williams specializes in laparoscopic surgery.
Robotic hernia surgery is the most advanced surgical technique that combines robotic technology with minimally invasive surgical tools, allowing Dr. Williams to perform complex hernia surgery with more flexibility and precision.
For a traditional open hernia surgery, Dr. Williams makes an incision through the skin, fat, and muscle of the abdominal wall to repair the weakened area.
Dr. Williams understands the concerns you may have about hernia surgery and conducts a thorough evaluation when you come in for a consultation so he can create the most effective treatment plan.
You need hernia surgery when your protrusion causes discomfort or is at risk of affecting the function of the organ sticking out through the abdominal wall. For example, when the hernia cuts off blood supply to the intestine, potentially leading to tissue death.
Dr. Williams spends time talking to you about your hernia and the type of surgery that best fits your needs.
Recovery following hernia surgery depends on the technique Dr. Williams used to repair the area. For minimally invasive techniques, recovery may take only a few days. By comparison, it may take several weeks to recover from a traditional open hernia surgery.
When creating your hernia surgery plan, Dr. Williams uses the technique that can give you the best possible outcomes.
To schedule your hernia surgery consultation at Slim Vegas Bariatrics & General Surgery, call or book an appointment online today.