Femoral Hernia Repair with Mesh
The femoral artery passes through a canal in the groin area near the crease where the pelvis meets the upper thigh. A femoral hernia is a bulge of intestine or tissue that protrudes through the femoral openings, causing a bulge and possible pain. Most femoral hernias occur in women in the groin crease or near the vagina. Danny Shouhed, M.D. is a board certified general surgeon and hernia specialist who offers femoral hernia repair with mesh in Los Angeles.
Femoral hernias can be caused by congenital weaknesses in the abdominal wall near the femoral canal. Strain or stretching can also create a hernia – childbirth, obesity, heavy lifting, constipation and other strain can result in a femoral hernia. While some small hernias may not need surgery, larger bulges of tissue can be painful and pose serious health risks. Femoral hernia repair with mesh can strengthen the abdominal wall to prevent future hernias at the opening of the femoral canal.
Minimally-Invasive Femoral Hernia Surgery
Dr. Danny Shouhed specializes in robotic and minimally-invasive abdominal surgery that can be used for femoral hernia repair. Laparoscopic hernia surgery uses tiny incisions in the groin and lower abdomen to access the hernia to push the tissue back into the abdominal cavity and repair the weakened wall. Dr. Shouhed uses a small piece of surgical mesh trimmed to the exact size of the femoral hernia to repair the abdominal wall. This can reduce the chance of reoccurrence. Using laparoscopic methods and robotic assistance allows for precision with less tissue damage for fewer risks and a quicker patient recovery.
If you suffer from a femoral hernia and need treatment in the West Hollywood or Los Angeles area, contact us at the practice of Danny Shouhed, M.D. Our staff can schedule a hernia consultation at his office in LA.