Providing Fort Worth and Arlington with Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery
A hernia is a tear or weak spot in the abdominal muscles that allows the abdominal lining and internal organs (most often the intestines) to push through under the skin. If left untreated, it can cause significant pain and other serious consequences. Serving Fort Worth, Arlington, and the surrounding areas, Minimally Invasive Bariatrics offers laparoscopic hernia surgery in addition to a selection of the safest and most effective weight loss procedures available.
Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
Like other minimally invasive surgeries available at our practice near Fort Worth and Arlington, laparoscopic hernia surgery relies on the use of a laparoscope to repair the abdominal muscles without large incisions. This approach shares important benefits with similar procedures for the gallbladder, the spleen, the colon/rectum, and acid reflux. Most importantly, patients who opt for minimally invasive hernia surgery usually experience less pain and a shorter recovery time after surgery. Not to be overlooked, though, is the fact that laparoscopic hernia repair makes it possible to use much smaller incisions, so patients can expect less prominent post-surgical scarring.
The hernia surgery itself involves the placement of a supportive surgical mesh in the area where the abdominal muscles are weakened. Through a series of small incisions, Dr. Glenn Ihde inserts the camera and other tools that make laparoscopic surgery possible. The mesh is carefully worked into place, where it can support the affected area of the abdominal wall to prevent organ damage and other hernia-related problems.
Laparoscopic makes hernia surgery an outpatient procedure and most of Dr. Ihde’s patients from Fort Worth, Arlington, and elsewhere can go home the same day. It is important for hernia surgery patients to begin light exercise as soon as possible after this point in order to prevent blood clots and other post-surgical complications. Patients will return within two weeks for a checkup appointment.
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A hernia is a serious matter that should be treated promptly. Dr. Glenn Ihde of Minimally Invasive Bariatrics, serving Dallas-Fort Worth, Arlington, and other nearby communities, performs laparoscopic hernia surgery to help hernia-affected individuals recover and avoid potential health problems.