An inguinal hernia occurs when a portion of the intestine or abdominal fat pushes through a weak point or tear in the muscles of the groin area, leading to a bulge or swelling in the groin or scrotum. This type of hernia is more common in men than in women and can cause discomfort, pain, or pressure in the groin area.
Capital Surgeons Group specializes in the treatment for Inguinal Hernia. We understand how inguinal hernias can be a concerning condition for many patients.
Understanding Inguinal Hernia
An inguinal hernia is a common medical condition that occurs when a part of the intestine or abdominal tissue bulges through a weak spot in the groin muscles. This can cause discomfort, pain, and sometimes nausea or vomiting. While inguinal hernias are not always dangerous, they can cause complications if left untreated. For example, a hernia can become incarcerated, which means the tissue becomes trapped and cannot be pushed back into place. This can lead to a medical emergency if the trapped tissue becomes strangulated, causing a lack of blood flow and tissue death.
The treatment for an inguinal hernia depends on the severity of the condition and the symptoms experienced by the patient. In many cases, surgery is recommended to repair the hernia and prevent any complications. There are three primary types of surgery for inguinal hernias, including:
Benefits of da Vinci Robotic Surgery
One of the key advantages of da Vinci robotic surgery for inguinal hernia repair is the ability to perform a more thorough repair. With the robot’s advanced imaging technology and precise movements, our surgeons can repair the hernia with greater accuracy and less trauma to surrounding tissue. This can lead to a faster recovery time, with less pain and scarring.