Understanding Ventral Hernia
A ventral hernia occurs when a part of the intestine or abdominal tissue bulges through a weak point or hole in the abdominal wall, resulting in a bulge or lump under the skin. This type of hernia can be caused by a previous incision or surgery, obesity, pregnancy, or straining during bowel movements or heavy lifting.
The treatment for a ventral 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 two primary types of surgery for ventral hernias, including: