- Hernia surgery is a general surgical procedure.
- Hernia surgery can be performed through minimally invasive surgical techniques such as laparoscopy or using Peconic Bay Medical Center's daVinci Robotic Surgery System
A hernia is a general term that refers to a protrusion of body tissue through a wall of a cavity in which it is normally contained. In an abdominal hernia, the peritoneum (lining of the abdominal cavity) protrudes through an opening in the muscular structure of the wall of the abdomen, causing a bulging of the abdominal wall. Serious complications from a hernia can result from the trapping of tissues in the hernia, usually requiring surgery.
About 10% of the population will have an abdominal hernia during their life time. Hernias may occur in infants, children, and both male and female adults. However, the majority of abdominal hernias occur in males.
Symptoms of a hernia include pain or discomfort and a localized swelling some where on the surface of the abdomen or in the groin area. Constant, intense pain at a swollen site may be a medical emergency and should beevaluated immediately by a doctor.