Hernia Surgery

Hernias are defects in the integrity of the abdominal wall. The umbilical area and the groins are our naturally weak areas and therefore the sight of the majority of hernias. The line down the middle of the abdomen (linea alba) or any site of prior surgery where muscle has been cut are also areas prone to develop hernias. At Overlook Surgical Associates, we perform:

  • Inguinal hernia surgery (groin hernia) – is done as an outpatient under a light but complete anesthesia. It can be performed via an open or laparoscopic technique which is individually tailored to the needs of the patient. Recuperation is usually from days to one week.

  • Umbilical hernia surgery- is done as an outpatient with a very short recuperation.

  • Ventral/ incisional hernia surgery – varies based on the size of the hernia defect. Larger more complex hernias and may require an abdominal wall reconstruction (moving of muscles back to their normal position) and necessitate a hospital stay of one to three nights and a longer recuperation (four to six weeks).