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Hernia Repair Surgery

Hernia Repair Surgery

The Department of General Surgery at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. specializes in complex and complicated hernia repair using laparoscopic and robotic techniques. Our surgeons are experts in treating and preventing hernias using minimally invasive methods, such as single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS). Longstreet Clinic General Surgery serves the Gainesville and North Georgia area to provide specialized hernia care. 

For treatment of inguinal hernias, which occur when a small portion of the bowel bulges out through the inguinal canal passage or through the abdominal wall into the groin, surgery often is the most effective option available.

Our highly trained and experienced surgeons are able to determine whether or not your hernia requires an operation, and if so, guide you through the process of selecting the appropriate type of surgery. Oftentimes most procedures are performed as an outpatient surgery and require minimal recovery time.

Before Hernia Surgery  
After Hernia Surgery  

Inguinal hernias fall into two distinct categories: direct and indirect. Direct hernias occur when a weak spot develops in the lower abdominal muscles. In many cases, the cause is not known, but excessive lifting, straining or coughing, obesity and pregnancy are thought to be partially responsible.

Indirect hernias, on the other hand, are more common and occur when the inguinal canal fails to close before birth. Despite their differences, the symptoms of both types of hernias are the same and include: a bulge in the groin or scrotum, discomfort, pain or a feeling of heaviness.
While some hernias do not require surgery, if you are experiencing any of these aforementioned symptoms, surgery most likely is needed. During surgery, the hernia sac is removed and a layer of synthetic mesh is used to strengthen the abdominal wall in order to prevent another hernia from forming.

Types of Hernia Repair Surgeries Offered at TLC:

Depending on your personal preference, along with your surgeon’s recommendation, there are three different types of hernia surgeries available: open, laparoscopic, and robotic.

Laparoscopic hernia repair involves making small incisions and using specialized tools to repair the hernia, while open surgery involves a larger incision in the abdomen. Although laparoscopic surgery is less invasive and often results in less pain and a faster recovery time, it is important that this surgery is done in the hands of an experienced laparoscopic surgeon. Robotic laparoscopic approach is also avaible for hernia repair.

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The experienced surgeons at The Longstreet Clinic have performed more than 3,000 laparoscipic inguinal hernia repairs.

A consultation with your surgeon will inform you about each type of surgery and allow you to make the best decision for your particular case.

It has been well documented in the medical community that recurrence rates after a hernia repair are lower when experienced surgeons perform the procedure, and our team of surgeons at The Longstreet Clinic is one of the most experienced in the area. We are focused on providing you with the highest quality of care possible in a manner that is both relaxing and professional. Our surgeons and other medical professionals look forward to sitting down with you and determining the most effective course of care in order to ensure your hernia is repaired as quickly and as effectively as possible. Contact us today!