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Hernia Repair Surgery

A hernia is a protrusion of an organ or the fascia (fatty tissue) of an organ through the wall of the cavity that contains it. They are caused by a combination of pressure or weakness in muscle areas. This muscle weakness can occur at birth or through situations later in life such as heavy lifting.
There are several different types of hernias, some of those being:
  • Inguinal—Most Common—found in the groin
  • Femoral
  • Umbilical
  • Incisional
  • Diaphragmatic
Any condition that increases the pressure of the abdominal cavity may contribute to the formation or worsening of a hernia. Examples include:
  • Obesity,
  • Heavy lifting,
  • Coughing,
  • Straining during a bowel movement or urination
  • Chronic lung disease, and
  • Fluid in the abdominal cavity.
  • A family history of hernias can make you more likely to develop a hernia.
At Northern General Surgery, we offer surgery that helps to relieve hernia and repair damage caused by pressure and pain.