Women and Men from Vancouver and all across B.C. choose False Healthcare Centre because of board-certified surgeons Dr. Charles Scudamore and Dr. Donald Cooke. Our team of General surgeons has years of experience and excellence in performing hernia repair surgeries.
Hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures performed and is designed to treat a hernia: the protrusion of organs or tissue through an abnormal opening in the body. Most hernias occur when a piece of intestine slips through a weakness in the abdominal wall, but can also develop around the naval, in the groin, or anywhere you may have had a surgical incision. Your doctor may recommend either Open hernia repair surgery or a laparoscopic method.
What to Expect
For open hernia repair surgery, an incision is made in the groin area. If the hernia is bulging out of the abdominal wall, the bulge is pushed back into place and the weak spot is repaired by sewing the edges of healthy muscle tissue together. Patches of synthetic material may also be sewn over the weakened area in the abdominal wall in order to reduce the tension on the weakened abdominal wall and reduce the risk a hernia will recur.
During laparoscopic hernia repair a small incision is made in or just below the belly button. The abdomen is then inflated with carbon dioxide to separate the abdominal organs so the surgeon can see the organs and the inside of the abdominal cavity more clearly in order to avoid injuring them. Your surgeon then inserts a laparoscope through the incision to provide video of the hernia. and a mesh patch is affixed behind the abdominal muscle wall.
How to Prepare
In preparation for your procedure be required to avoid eating the night before your surgery. Your doctor may also advise you to temporarily stop taking certain medications and supplements that may increase your risk of bleeding.
If you are ready to discuss your surgery needs with our board certified surgeons, request a consultation today. During your consultation your patient care coordinator will discuss:
- Your medical history
- Pre and post-operative care
- Potential risks and complications