Magdi Alexander, MD – Pasadena Hernia

Hernias are classified by location, but in general are bulges of fat, muscle or tissue which tear through the muscle tissue of the abdominal wall.

 

Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernias occur when the stomach protrudes into the opening in the diaphragm. Sliding and paraesophageal hernias are two types of hiatal hernias, the latter being of a higher health concern with possibilities of stomach strangulation.

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Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal hernias occur when the soft tissue part of the membrane lining the abdominal cavity (omentum) or the intestine protrudes through a weak point in the abdominal muscles.

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Ventral Hernia

A ventral hernia can be a birth defect or developed where an incision made during an abdominal surgery. This hernia results from the incomplete closure of part of the abdominal wall.

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Sports Hernia

A sports hernia is a painful, soft tissue injury occurring in the groin area. Athletes who participate in sports requiring sudden changes of direction or intense twisting movements are at higher risk to sports hernias.

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Why Laparoscopic/Robotic Hernia Repair?

  • Minimal scarring and small incision (only one using robotic surgery).
  • Same Day Outpatient Procedure – Patients GO HOME within a few hours after surgery.
  • Most patients return to normal activity within 4 days!

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Magdi Alexander, MD – Hernia Specialist in Los Angeles November 18, 2014

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