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Ventral Hernia

Surgically Repairing Ventral Hernias

A bulge that appears in the abdominal area is known as a ventral hernia. If the tissues of an abdomen become weak or have been compromised by an invasive surgical procedure, it is possible for these types of hernias to develop. Many doctors recommend ventral hernia repair treatment to fix the condition. The miVIP Surgery Centers specialize in minimally invasive procedures that can repair such conditions without causing undue stress on the body.

Using state of the art technology, miVIP can minimize patient down-time and get them back on their feet sooner, especially compared to other, more destructive surgeries. You can contact one of our experienced professionals directly to get personalized ventral hernia information.

Ventral Hernia Statistics

Undergoing invasive abdominal surgery significantly increases the possibility of producing a ventral hernia, with women being twice as likely as men to develop incisional hernias. It is estimated that about 150,000 ventral hernia repair procedures are performed every year in the United States, with approximately 20% of those cases resulting from previous operations.

Causes

Nearly all ventral hernias develop as a result of a weakened abdominal wall. It is possible for this condition to develop as early as birth, but it is much more common in adults. As mentioned above, surgery that cuts abdominal muscles, and then fails to heal properly, increases the likelihood of ventral hernias.

Symptoms

The severity of a person’s symptoms directly relates to the severity of the hernia. In mild cases, there may be no visible disfiguration of the abdomen. However, many minor hernias become worse over time. Some of the most common symptoms that may indicate the need for ventral hernia repair include:

  • Swelling in the abdomen or gut area
  • A noticeable bulge in the abdomen that becomes larger when the core muscles are strained
  • Significant pain or discomfort when the bulge is touched

Treatment Options

The miVIP Surgery Center provides minimally invasive procedures to effectively treat hernias. Ventral Hernia Repair is a safe way to correct a painful ventral hernia without causing additional damage to the abdominal wall. This surgery typically allows patients to leave within hours of the procedure; many can walk out of the surgery center under their own power. Using only a small incision, a doctor moves the hernia back to its proper place and then reinforces the weak tissues to prevent the hernia from returning.

Long Term Prognosis

After a minimally invasive surgery, the National Institute of Heath reports that only as many as 3 percent of patients experience a return of the hernia. As long as the patients stick to the guidelines and ventral hernia information given to them by their surgeons, the side effects are minimal.

Call miVIP for More Info

To get additional ventral hernia information or to make an appointment to discuss minimally invasive surgical solutions, call miVIP at 877-956-2263.

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