A hernia is a bulge or swollen area that come about when tissues push through a muscle wall. The abdominal wall is a strong sheet of muscles and tendons that stretch from the ribs to the groin, but it can develop weaknesses that allow the bowel or other tissues to push through it, creating a ventral hernia. Dr. Kerendian, Los Angeles hernia repair surgeon, may recommend repairing a hernia and stabilizing the abdominal wall to prevent further damage.
Hernias can develop for a variety of reasons, including pregnancy, cesarean delivery, morbid obesity, and weight loss or abdominal surgery. Dr. Kerendian, expert in hernia repair in Los Angeles, might recommend combining the hernia repair with an abdominoplasty to tighten the abdominal wall and repair the damage of the hernia. Although these are two separate operations, they are performed in the same area and deal with problems that tend to be linked. Combining them also reduces the number of procedures you will go through and minimizes your recovery time.
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Without correction, a hernia can be dangerous. An organ can become entrapped in the muscle and strangulated, a situation that requires immediate surgery. An untreated hernia can also be painful and could lead to blockages, infections, tissue death, and the release of toxins into the bloodstream.
At your consultation, Dr. Kerendian, Los Angeles hernia repair surgeon, will examine your hernia and determine the best way to proceed. A hernia may be repaired laparoscopically or through open surgery, depending on your needs. Recovery from the procedure can vary based on the extent of the surgery but will generally take as long as other abdominal surgeries. You will likely need to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for a period of several weeks as you recover.
If you have a hernia, you are likely a candidate for a hernia repair. This procedure can be performed alone or in conjunction with an abdominoplasty. Call us today to find out more or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kerendian, expert in hernia repair in Los Angeles.