What is a Ventral Hernia?
A ventral hernia is a type of hernia that occurs when a part of the intestine or other tissue bulges through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles, usually in the area of the belly button or the midline of the abdomen. Ventral hernias can develop in both men and women and can occur at any age.
Symptoms of Ventral Hernia
The symptoms of a ventral hernia can include:
- A bulge or swelling in the abdomen that may become more noticeable when coughing or straining
- Pain or discomfort in the affected area, especially when lifting heavy objects or bending over
- A feeling of pressure or heaviness in the abdomen
- Weakness or aching in the abdominal area
- Nausea or vomiting (if the hernia becomes obstructed or strangulated)
Treatment Options for Ventral Hernia
The most common treatment for a ventral hernia is surgery. There are two main types of surgical procedures used to repair a ventral hernia:
- Robotic Surgery
- Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair
- Open ventral hernia repair
Your doctor will help you decide which type of surgery is best for you based on factors such as the size and location of the hernia, your overall health, and your personal preferences.
Why Choose Us for Your Ventral Hernia Surgery?
At Surgical Associates of Houston, we have extensive experience in treating ventral hernias and are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care. When you choose us for your ventral 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