Hernia Repair Surgery
Common Types of Hernia
Whenever an incision is made in the abdominal wall and the muscle layer is cut, the resulting scar never regains the same strength as the natural tissue. It typically heals to about 80% of its original strength by 6 weeks. As a result, the weakened tissue is at risk for developing into a hernia.
Hiatal hernias are not located on the abdominal wall, but rather on the inside of the abdomen where the esophagus meets the stomach.
The “hiatus” refers to the opening in the diaphragm where the esophagus passes through from the chest into the abdomen and empties into the stomach.
When this opening becomes larger than normal and the stomach slides up into the chest, a hiatal hernia is present. Symptoms often include heartburn, reflux, regurgitation, and a feeling that food gets stuck in the lower part of the chest or upper abdomen and does not pass through easily. Click Here for more on Hiatal Hernia Surgery.
Hernia Surgery Procedure
Minimally Invasive Techniques
robotic hernia surgeryhas enabled the
hernia surgeonto repair hernias with smaller incisions and allow for a less painful recovery than open surgery. Instruments are placed into the abdomen through small incisions and the hernia is repaired from behind by separating the muscle layers, rather than cutting through the abdominal wall. Mesh is routinely used with laparoscopic and robotic surgery for hernia repairs. For details on hiatal hernia surgery, please visit my page on Anti-reflux Surgery
Best Hernia Surgeon in Ramsey, NJ
The award-winning hernia surgeon, Dr. Anthony Pozzessere, has been able to undertake many successful hernia surgeries. He provides hernia surgical consultations (including robotic surgery)and routine follow-up on patients. Dr. Anthony Pozzessere offers patients in Ramsey, New Jersey, these quality services.