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Hernias

A hernia is a common condition that occurs when a weakening of the muscle wall allows intestine, another organ, or fat to bulge or protrude through the muscles in the groin or abdominal wall.  Hernias can affect individuals of all ages.

Types of Hernias:

  • Inguinal (groin) Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Paraescphageal Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Surgeons at Evansville Surgical Associates utilize several different procedures to repair hernias, depending upon the type and location of the hernia. Hernia repairs are often performed laparoscopically through small incisions, but sometimes an open surgical technique is used. Your surgeon will discuss with you the most medically-sound approach to repairing your hernia.