Palm Springs Office
(760) 424-8224
Fax: (760) 424-8227
1180 N Indian Canyon Drive, Suite E421
Palm Springs, CA 92262
La Quinta Office
(760) 771-1000
Fax: (760) 771-9001
79430 Highway 111, Suite 102
La Quinta, CA 92253
Hemet Office
(951) 766-1222
Fax: (951) 766-1226
1280 E. Latham Ave.
Hemet, CA 92543
Moreno Valley Office
(760) 424-8224
Fax: (760) 424-8227
24060 Fir Avenue, Suite B
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

 

 

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Hernia Evaluation, Repair & Surgery in Palm Springs & Hemet, CA

We proudly service all the Coachella Valley & Tri Valley Areas including: Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Cathedral City, Indio, Bermuda Dunes, Desert Hot Springs, San Jacinto, Perris, Sun City, Menifee, & Surrounding Areas

Hernia Repairs
A hernia occurs when tissue or part of an organ, usually the intestines, protrudes through a weak point or tear in the abdominal wall, forming a sac. The protruding tissue may lose blood supply and become obstructed, resulting in health problems.

Hernia Evaluation & Surgery
A hernia occurs when tissue or part of an organ, usually the intestines, protrudes through the abdominal wall. The protruding tissue may lose blood supply and become obstructed, resulting in health problems as serious as life-threatening gangrene. Most hernias occur in the abdominal wall, either in the groin (inguinal, femoral) or navel (umbilical) or at surgical incision sites (incisional). Hernias usually cause pain in the groin or abdomen, especially during lifting of heavy objects, coughing, sneezing, urination or bowel movements. A lump or bulge may also be apparent.

Hernia Evaluation | Inguinal Hernia Repair | Palm Springs CA | Coachella Valley CA

Hernias do not heal on their own, and surgery is the only method to correct them. Among the most common procedures in the U.S., hernia surgery is performed to push the protruding tissue back into place and repair the weakened or torn muscle that allowed it to pass through. This alleviates pain and corrects or prevents the occurrence of more serious problems.

Types of Hernias We Typically Treat:

Inguinal Hernia Repair (Open & Laparoscopic)
An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the groin. They may occur in children as a congenital defect or in adults as a result of aging, previous surgery, repetitive lifting, chronic cough or constipation, obesity, or other reasons. During laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, the surgeon inserts instruments through three small incisions, pushes the protruding tissue back into the abdominal cavity, and patches the hernia with a surgical mesh. For an open repair, the hernia can be repaired with or without mesh, depending on the type of hernia being repaired.

Incisional Hernia Care
An incisional hernia is a complication of surgery that develops at the site of an old surgical scar in the abdomen. This condition occurs when the scar tissue from an incision is stretched and weakened, causing the abdominal wall to weaken and a hernia to form. A hernia forms as a bulge in the abdominal area that can cause pain and discomfort from even the slightest physical activity.

There are several treatment options available for incisional hernias, ranging from dietary changes to surgery. An incisional hernia can often be prevented through a diet that is high in fiber and fluids, by avoiding smoking, and maintaining an ideal weight. Once a hernia develops, it can be managed by wearing a special belt, called a truss, to support the hernia and prevent it from bulging, or surgery.

The only option for cure is through surgery. Hernia repair surgery involves pushing the affected organ back into place and restoring the abdominal wall to its normal state. This can be done through a laparoscopic or open technique, depending on the size and clinical presentation. A prosthetic piece of mesh may be used to seal and strengthen the area.

Complex Multiple Recurrent Hernias
A hernia occurs when tissue or part of an organ protrudes through the abdominal wall. Complex multiple recurrent hernias refer to those hernias that develop again after a repair has taken place. They are often accompanied by complications such as infection. Treatment involves a surgical procedure to restore the protruding tissue back to its original location and strengthen any weakened areas of the abdominal wall. In some cases, this can be accomplished with a much larger patch of synthetic mesh than that used in the initial hernia repair. In other cases, use of a biologic mesh graft that is created from human or animal sources may be more effective because it offers resistance to infections.

 

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Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
An abdominal hernia involves an organ in the abdomen protruding through a weak area in the abdominal wall, causing a bulge in the area as well as pain, and blockage of the intestinal tract. This condition typically develops after previous abdominal surgery, and associated with chronic cough, obesity, smoking, and wound infection. If left untreated, the protruding tissue may become obstructed, resulting in tissue ischemia that may progress to life-threatening gangrene.

Treatment for an abdominal hernia usually involves surgery to reduce the protruding tissue back to its original location and reconstruction of the abdominal wall with synthetic or biologic mesh. It may also require incising a layer of the abdominal wall to provide enough length to allow closure of the hernia defect. The goal of this procedure is to repair and strengthen tissue in the abdominal wall so that the intestines or other organs cannot push through the wall and cause another hernia and also to restore the function of the abdominal wall.

Due to the complexity of this procedure, it is traditionally repaired open.

As obesity and smoking are identified risk factors for failure, weight loss and smoking cessation are always part of the treatment plan prior to proceeding with surgical repair.

The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

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