Abdominal Wall Hernia
Hernia is a condition when there is a weakness or tear in the abdominal wall. The risk of hernias if untreated is gangrene of the intestines. The most common location is the groin. However, hernias may occur through previous incisions and at the diaphragm, the muscle which separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. For groin hernias, repairs can be done in several different ways. The two main categories of repairs are the open technique and the laparoscopic technique.
At Walnut Creek Surgical Associates perform all the techniques for hernia repair.
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