Incisional hernias form along surgical scars on the abdomen. They usually appear as small lumps or spots of swelling near the scar site. The reason incisional hernias form is because the abdominal wall does not grow back tightly enough. These are a common side effect of larger surgeries that were not performed laparoscopically.
This is more than just a cosmetic problem. Incisional hernias can cause intestines to get caught in the opening, the blocking of stools or possibly cut off a patient’s blood supply.
The practitioners at WellStar firmly believe in minimally invasive surgery because there are less complications and adverse effects. If you have an incisional hernia, reach out today to find out how our staff can correct this problem and prevent future mishaps from occurring.
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