What is an Epigastric Hernia?
An epigastric hernia is a type of hernia that occurs when tissue or an organ protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles in the upper abdomen, between the navel and the breastbone. Epigastric hernias are typically small and do not always cause symptoms, but they can be painful if the tissue becomes trapped.
Symptoms of Epigastric Hernia
The symptoms of an epigastric hernia can include:
- A small lump or bulge in the upper abdomen
- Pain or discomfort in the affected area, especially when lifting heavy objects or straining
- A feeling of pressure or fullness in the abdomen
- Nausea or vomiting (if the hernia becomes obstructed or strangulated)
Treatment Options for Epigastric Hernia
Surgery is usually recommended to repair an epigastric hernia, especially if it is causing symptoms. The most common surgical procedures used to repair epigastric hernias are:
- Robotic Surgery
- Open epigastric hernia repair
- Laparoscopic epigastric hernia repair
Your doctor will help you decide which surgical procedure is best for you based on the size and location of the hernia, your overall health, and your personal preferences.
Why Choose Us for Your Epigastric Hernia Surgery?
At Surgical Associates of Houston, we specialize in the surgical treatment of epigastric hernias and are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care. When you choose us for your epigastric hernia surgery, you can expect:
- Expert care from a skilled surgical team led by Dr. Zhen Fan
- State-of-the-art surgical techniques and technology
- Personalized treatment tailored to your individual needs
- Compassionate support and guidance throughout your recovery