What is a hernia repair?
A hernia repair is the surgical correction of a hernia. A hernia is a condition in which an organ or other structure protrudes through a weak part of tissue or muscle. In some cases, a hernia can create a visible lump or bulge in the skin. A hernia repair returns the organ or structure to its proper place and fixes the weakened area of muscle or tissue.
A hernia repair is a common but major surgery with significant risks and potential complications. You may have less invasive treatment options available. Consider getting a second opinion about all of your treatment choices before having a hernia repair.
Types of hernia repair
The types of hernia repair procedures include:
- Mesh repairs use a mesh plug to cover and strengthen the weakened area of muscle or tissue.
- Suture repairs use stitches to strengthen the tissues around the weakened area.
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