What is a Femoral Hernia?
A femoral hernia is a type of hernia that occurs when a part of the intestine or other tissue protrudes through a weakened area in the groin or upper thigh, below the inguinal ligament. Femoral hernias are more common in women than men and tend to occur later in life.
Symptoms of Femoral Hernia
The symptoms of a femoral hernia can include:
- A soft bulge or lump in the groin or upper thigh
- Pain or discomfort in the affected area, especially when lifting heavy objects or bending over
- A feeling of pressure or fullness in the groin area
- Redness, tenderness or swelling around the groin area
- Vomiting (if the hernia becomes obstructed or strangulated)
Treatment Options for Femoral Hernia
Most femoral hernias require surgery to repair the hernia and prevent complications. The most common surgical procedure used to repair a femoral hernia is:
- Robotic Surgery
- Open femoral hernia repair
Your doctor will help you decide if surgery is necessary based on the size and location of the hernia, your overall health, and your personal preferences.
Why Choose Us for Your Femoral Hernia Surgery?
At Surgical Associates of Houston, we have extensive experience in treating femoral hernias and are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care. When you choose us for your femoral 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