A hernia is a defect in the layers of your abdominal wall.


A defect in the strength layer of your body can result in bulging of tissue from inside your abdomen. Hernias may cause discomfort, pain, and limit your regular activities. The only way to get rid of a hernia is to repair it with surgery.

Types of hernias:

  • Inguinal (groin)
  • Ventral (located on the abdomen)
  • Incisional (a hernia where you had previous surgery, at the scar)

Hernias may be repaired with robotic, laparoscopic, or open surgery techniques. Frequently, a mesh is used to ensure the hernia does not return.

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