Hernia Surgery and Best Surgeons
What is a Hernia Surgeon?
What Does a Hernia Surgeon Do?
How Do They Perform the Surgery?
Open Hernia Surgery
Open surgery, also known as traditional hernia surgery, starts with the administration of general anesthesia. Afterward, the hernia surgeon proceeds to make a large incision on the abdomen (near the belly button). Once open, the hernia surgeon will carefully push back into place the hernia (a tissue or an organ), ties it up, or completely removes it.
The weak area of the peritoneum will be closed through stitching or will be placed with a flexible mesh to avoid tissues or organs from bulging out from that area.
The action taken depends on the hernia being treated. From here, your surgeon will ensure that there is no bleeding on the internal organs then stitches up the incision.
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Surgery
After you’ve been examined, the hernia repair surgeon will allow you to change into a hospital gown. You will be then taken to the operating room for surgery. Here, the anesthesiologist will insert IV tubes to start administering general anesthesia and fluids.
For breathing purposes, you’ll be fitted with an oxygen mask connected to an oxygen delivery device. Once you have fallen asleep, the hernia repair surgeon will go ahead to clean the abdomen using antiseptic soap. Small incisions (sometimes called “keyholes”) are made on the target area. Afterward, the hernia surgeon will pump carbon (IV) oxide for insufflation to have a clearer view.
A laparoscope, fitted with a camera at the end, is inserted through the incisions. The surgeon uses 3D images from the laparoscope to cut the peritoneum. Doing this helps to access the ruptured abdominal wall. Here, the hernia surgeon will be able to repair the damaged tissues and place a mesh to keep any organs or tissue from bulging out.
Once the mesh has been placed, your surgeon will then remove the harmless gas and stitch up the incisions made on the abdomen. Lastly, you will be transferred from the operating room to a recovery room and will stay in the hospital for another day for the recuperation.
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Dr. Anthony Pozzessere is a hernia repair surgeon who has performed numerous successful hernia surgeries. His years of experience guarantee top-of-the-line hernia treatment and a high hernia surgery success rate in Ramsey, New Jersey.