An incisional hernia is a type of hernia that occurs as a result of a weakened, improperly-healed wound from a previous surgery. When the incision from a past surgery in the abdominal region does not completely heal, a hernia may develop through which tissue or the intestines may protrude through. Unlike some other hernia types, an incisional hernia can equally affect both men and women, young and old.
Incisional hernias can range in size and severity. Surgery is often the best method of treatment for those suffering from an incisional hernia. At Hernia Surgery Los Angeles, our team of doctors is highly experienced with treating these and all other abdominal hernia types. If you would like to find out more about hernia treatment options and our award-winning physicians, contact Hernia Surgery Los Angeles today by calling 888.418.2082 or by visiting our contact page.
What are Incisional Hernias?
When patients undergo surgery in their abdomen, they are left with an incision in the fascia that is meant to close-up and fully heal. Sometimes, however, for reasons such as infection, incisions may not heal correctly and may lead to the development of a hole in the abdomen. Organs or tissue may then bulge through this hole, resulting in an incisional hernia. Incisional hernias will appear as lumps under the skin at the site of a prior surgery.
How is an Incisional Hernia Repaired?
Unfortunately, incisional hernias will not heal by themselves. A relatively simple surgery in the hands of an expert hernia surgeon is often all that is required to move the organs back into place and seal up the hole in the abdominal wall. Only the doctors at Hernia Surgery Los Angeles can provide you with the best diagnosis and treatment options for incisional hernias.
Contact an Incisional Hernia Doctor in Los Angeles
If you suspect that you may be suffering from a hernia at the site of a previous surgery, call Hernia Surgery Los Angeles today to schedule a consultation. Incisional hernias are repairable, and our award-winning team prides itself on offering the very best in Los Angeles abdominal hernia treatment. If you would like to learn more, call us today at 888.418.2082 or fill out our contact form.
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