Is Hernia Surgery Right for Me?
Hernias do not go away or get better on their own, and they can become worse in the months or years after the initial bulge. A hernia that can be easily pushed in (called reducible) is not an immediate danger to your health although it can be painful. Some hernias become life-threatening if part of the intestine gets trapped in the opening, restricting blood flow and damaging the surrounding tissue. Don’t wait for symptoms to worsen; if you think you may have a hernia, contact an Ogden surgeon like Dr. Dunning’s office and make an appointment.
Surgery is the only way to repair a hernia. The good news is that Dr. Dunning at Ogden Clinic is a hernia surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic repair using the most advanced methods available. Hernia repair has changed drastically over the last few years with minimally invasive techniques leading the way to a smoother recovery. Today, most hernia repairs:
· Do not require a hospital stay
· Result in minimal discomfort after surgery
· Can be performed quickly and effectively
· Give patients the lowest possible recurrence rate
· Allow patients to rapidly return to their activities
There is no reason to suffer in silence due to the fear of surgery or pain. As your Ogden hernia surgeon, Dr. Dunning will evaluate your condition and determine the best type of treatment depending on the location, type, and size of your hernia.