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Advanced Robotics and Laparoscopic Surgeons serving Roseville, Carmichael, Folsom, Grass Valley, Sacramento, CA, and the surrounding areas

Hernia services offered in Roseville, Carmichael, Folsom, Grass Valley, Sacramento, CA, and the surrounding areas

A hernia develops when an organ or other tissue protrudes through weakened muscle or connective tissue into an area where it doesn’t belong. The highly skilled team of surgeons at Sierra Pacific Surgical serving Roseville, Carmichael, Folsom, Grass Valley, Sacramento, CA, and the surrounding areas, performs hernia surgery to repair the weakened area and put your organ or tissue back in its respective place. They have decades of hernia experience, treating the most simple hernias to recurring complex hernias. Call the office nearest you or schedule your hernia consultation online today. Telehealth appointments are available.

Hernia Q&A

What is a hernia? 

A hernia is a common condition in which a portion of an organ or other tissue pushes through a weak spot in muscle or connective tissue, usually the abdominal wall. They can develop in many areas of the body and cause pain, pressure, or serious health complications.

Surgery is the primary treatment for a hernia. The team at Sierra Pacific Surgical has decades of experience repairing hernias using traditional open surgery and minimally invasive robotic surgery techniques. 

During hernia surgery, the surgeons move the herniated tissue back into its position and repair the weakened tissue with stitches or a surgical mesh that reinforces the abdominal wall. 

What are the types of hernia?

Hernias are classified into types based on the part of the body where they develop. The team at Sierra Pacific Surgical has expertise in treating many types of hernias, including:

  • Hiatal hernias
  • Paraesophageal hernias
  • Diaphragmatic hernias
  • Umbilical hernias
  • Inguinal hernias
  • Epigastric hernias
  • Incisional hernias
  • Spigelian hernias (ventral, or abdominal, hernia)
  • Lumbar hernias (protrusion through a lumbar triangle)

The team treats all types of hernias, including recurrent hernias and those that require abdominal wall reconstruction. 

What are the benefits of hernia surgery?

Hernia surgery provides relief from your symptoms and may prevent further complications. The team most often uses minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic surgical techniques when repairing a hernia.

Benefits from minimally invasive hernia surgery include:

  • Faster recovery time
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Smaller incisions
  • Lower risk of complications

With these techniques, patients may have nearly invisible scars after healing. The team can also stitch tissue or a mesh inside the abdomen. 

How long is recovery following hernia surgery?

Recovery following hernia surgery varies, and it depends on the type of surgery performed and your overall health. The team at Sierra Pacific Surgical performs hernia surgery in an outpatient setting so you go home the same day.

You can walk immediately after hernia surgery, but you need to limit activities for at least three weeks. Full recovery from hernia surgery takes about six weeks. Once fully recovered, you can resume all of your usual activities.

To schedule your hernia surgery consultation at Sierra Pacific Surgical, call or book an appointment online today.