Traditional hernia repair techniques are also referred to as open hernia surgeries. These procedures are performed by using regular surgical instruments to open the area of the hernia and to place organs and tissue back in their proper places. The incision is then closed using surgical stitches with or without supporting mesh. At Texas Hernia Specialist, we can provide you with trustworthy options for traditional hernia surgery, also referred to as herniorrhaphy. Dr. Rick Ngo will provide you with recommendations for your specific medical needs.
The Basics of Traditional Hernia Repair
The incision used to perform traditional hernia surgery is typically between three and six inches long. During your surgical procedure, your hernia doctor will evaluate the condition of the tissue that is protruding through the gap in your muscle wall. In some cases, this tissue may be removed altogether. Organs and vital tissue will typically be replaced into the area in which they belong. Mesh may be sewn into place to provide added support to the muscle wall during the healing process. The incision will then be stitched up and the procedure completed.
Inguinal, Ventral, Umbilical and Incisional Hernia Repair Services
Dr. Ngo will evaluate your overall state of health and will let you know if you are a good candidate for minimally invasive surgery. If traditional hernia treatment is more appropriate to your needs, our team will work with you to schedule your procedure. You will usually be able to go home on the same day as your surgery and will be able to return to a modified version of your regular activities within three weeks. Avoid doing anything strenuous for at least six weeks after your hernia surgery.
To learn more about the traditional treatment options available from Texas Hernia Specialist and Dr. Ngo, call us today at (713) 255-6363 to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to the chance to work with you.