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WHAT ARE HERNIAS?
A hernia is a weakness or defect in the wall of the abdomen or diaphragm, which can be present at birth or acquired later in life. They typically grow larger over time, as the pressure inside the abdomen pushes on the area of weakness. Hernias can be diagnosed by your healthcare provider and may involve a physical examination or CT scan. Surgery for hernias can help eliminate discomfort and prevent further complications.
WHY CHOOSE US?
North Florida Surgeons are leaders in the treatment of hernias. Collaborating with our other specialty surgeons, we provide our patients with individualized and comprehensive care from the time of diagnosis through recovery. At North Florida Surgeons, our highly experienced surgical team offers the newest techniques for treating all types of hernias, including minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgical procedures.
Our overall purpose is to help you live the happiest, healthiest life possible as soon as possible. Our patients follow up with us long term and essentially become part of our family!
At North Florida Surgeons our skill in treating all types of hernias has advanced over the years, as treatment options have progressed from traditional incisional surgery, to the use of minimally invasive techniques and robotic surgery.
TYPES OF SURGERY WE OFFER
In a traditional repair, surgical mesh is often used to reinforce the hernia repair site providing long-term reinforcement.
LAPAROSCOPIC HERNIA REPAIR
In laparoscopic hernia repair procedures—such as laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs or laparoscopic repairs for ventral and incisional hernias—patients receive general anesthesia and are completely asleep for the surgery. This procedure is less invasive, using only small incisions to insert the laparoscope. Patients are usually able to leave a few hours after surgery.
In some cases, your surgeon may be able to use a surgical robot to repair a hernia, using small incisions similar to a laparoscopic surgery.