Treatment of Abdominal Hernia
An abdominal hernia occurs when tissue from inside the abdominal cavity protrudes through the wall of muscle that is meant to protect and contain the vital organs. Strain or pressure can push tissue or organs through openings in the abdominal wall, creating a hernia that can cause health concerns. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is a board certified general surgeon in Los Angeles and Santa Monica who specializes in gastrointestinal conditions, including treatment of abdominal hernias.
Repairing abdominal hernias usually requires surgery to move the tissue back inside the abdominal cavity and secure the opening to prevent future hernias. Open surgery is the traditional method of hernia repair, but it is not the only option. Dr. Danny Shouhed is one of the leading minimally-invasive gastrointestinal surgeons in the country, preferring to use laparoscopic and robotic techniques when possible. This can reduce the risk of abdominal hernia repairs and minimize the recovery time for the patient.
Types of Abdominal Wall Hernias
Abdominal hernias vary by the area where they occur. The abdominal cavity ranges from the diaphragm to the groin. Various areas can be susceptible to weakened tissue or muscles that allow intestines, organs or tissue to protrude outside the abdominal cavity. Hernias can pose a serious risk to health and in some cases, they may be life-threatening. Dr. Shouhed can repair most types of abdominal hernias, including:
Treatment of abdominal hernias can offer pain relief and prevent dangerous complications like incarcerated or strangulated hernias. If you have an abdominal hernia that needs repair, contact the office of Danny Shouhed, M.D. in Los Angeles. Our staff can schedule a consultation with Dr. Danny Shouhed to discuss treatment options for abdominal hernias.