Abdominal Surgery in the past can predispose one to a Ventral Incsional Hernia. This means that a hernia has formed in the area where the original surgery incision was made. This occurs because the prior surgery weakens the abdominal wall, and sometimes results in a Ventral Hernia. Hernias occurring in […]
The repair which is chosen is incredibly important, as Ventral Incisional Hernias have a very high recurrence rate (will come back again). Therefore, specific specialized methods are sometimes employed to reconstruct the abdominal wall in order that it may have the best chance of not recurring. Abdominal wall reconstruction techniques […]
Sometimes, if there is a small umbilical hernia, and it is not symptomatic, the surgeon may choose to observe rather than repair it. However, if symptoms like pain in or around the belly button, occur, or other symptoms related to digestion such as nausea, queasiness, or midline abdominal tenderness, appear, […]
When dealing with the spleen, one of the more frequent complications is bleeding, especially when it is enlarged or involved in trauma. The spleen can be difficult to control during an operation. In addition, the surgeon must pay careful attention to the pancreas, as it’s distal portion is often adherent […]
These procedures are often aimed at removing abnormalities from the pancreas like masses, cysts, or abnormal vascular growths. Partial pancreatectomies can be performed where indicated. These procedures can get extraordinarily complicated, and require a specialized team with significant experience.
In dealing with the liver, one must have an intimate knowledge of the anatomy, as the ductal systems and vasculature are complicated and varied. Operations to remove tumors from the liver have been helpful for both benign and malignant conditions. Often, large portions of the liver can be removed without […]
Sports Hernia is an injury characterized by pain in the groin, lower abdomen, and sometimes, the inner thigh, or “adductor region”. It usually exists in athletes, but this is not always the case, and although more common in males, sports hernias occur in females as well. Read More…
A weak spot just lateral to the rectus muscle, below the level of the umbilicus, may enlarge to become a hernia. This type of hernia can be repaired with open or laparoscopic technique.
A hernia through the back muscles is rare. If found, it may be fixed using open or laparoscopic technique.
Inguinal Hernias are a common problem, especially in the male population. An inguinal hernia develops in the groin, and manifests by a bulge in the groin area, to one side or the other. The bulge is usually smallest in the morning, and increases in size during the day. Sometimes, people […]
The need for the removal of the colon is due to multiple reasons. The most common two are for Colon Cancer, and Diverticulitis. Colon Cancer, which is usually diagnosed with a Colonoscopy (or a Sigmoidoscopy), almost always requires a surgical removal of the colon, as the cancer must be removed. […]
The Gallbladder is an organ on the upper right side of the abdomen. It sits under the edge of the liver, and its job is to store bile, which it then squirts out into the intestine. The bile is produced by the liver, and it helps digest the fats we […]
There is a weakness on either side of the groin area called the inguinal canal. In this area can develop a hernia, which describes an opening in the abdominal wall which abdominal contents, such as the intestine, can herniate through. Inguinal hernias are currently fixed with either open, or more […]
An Incisional Hernia is a hernia which occurs through an old incision site from prior surgery. These hernias may be simple or complicate, large or small. In most cases, they need to be repaired.
An Incarcerated Hernia is one in which the structure which herniates through the opening gets trapped within the opening, and cannot be replaced back into the abdomen. The structure can be fat, or a loop of intestine. In either case, an incarcerated hernia is an emergency, and must be seen […]
The gallbladder is an organ which is connected to the common bile duct. Bile, produced in the liver flows from the common bile duct to be stored in the gallbladder. Stones or sludge may form in the gallbladder due to stasis (an inability of the gallbladder to work properly). If […]
Femoral hernia symptoms may be a bulge at the groin crease, or sensations of pain at this site, or pain radiating into the thigh or groin. Sometimes, one may have feelings of weakness in the quadriceps and other thigh muscles. It is not uncommon for people to have these symptoms […]
Refers to a type of Ventral hernia which is between the xyphoid and the umbilicus. These types of hernias can be fixed open or laparoscopically.
Colon surgery may need to be done for a variety of reasons, sometimes malignant and sometimes benign. A common reason to remove the colon in a benign setting is diverticulitis. Colon cancer usually requires a colon surgery as well. Colon surgery can be done in an open or a laparoscopic […]