Hernia

Hernia Repair



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Essentially, a hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall that allows part of the bowel or other abdominal structure to protrude through it. Hernia repair is one of the most common operations performed in the United States, totaling about 700,000 each year. Inguinal hernias are the most common type requiring surgical intervention.

People with inguinal hernias usually complain of swelling accompanied by pain or a dragging sensation in the groin. Sometimes, the protruding hernia can be felt as a lump or bulge under the skin in the lower abdomen or groin. Typically, hernias can be diagnosed through clinical examination and medical history. While usually elective, surgical repair is often advised because of the risks of bowel obstruction or strangulation.

Helping reduce the impact of your treatment.

Using the latest laparoscopic techniques, Dr. Clifford Black can repair hernias, including inguinal and hiatal hernias, with less surgical impact than with the more common “open” procedure. He will perform this minimally invasive technique in such a way that it results in less scarring and postsurgical discomfort than traditional open surgery. As an outpatient procedure, laparoscopic hernia repair such as in hiatal hernia surgery also makes it possible for patients to return to their normal activities more quickly.

Skill, competence and excellent outcomes.

An experienced and highly skilled surgeon, Dr. Black will recommend the best surgical approach for your individual situation following a thorough diagnosis. And you’ll get the same personalized, results-focused care that has earned the trust of satisfied physicians and patients — people who have referred many others to us over the years.

For the skill and high degree of competence you need for the surgical repair of a hernia, trust Anniston General Surgery Center. Call our Anniston, Alabama office today at (256) 240-9660 to schedule a personal appointment or you can use our online Request an Appointment form. To learn more about hernias, please refer to our Health Education Library.