Hernia Repair in West Bloomfield Township
Hernia Repair Surgery
We correct and prevent hernias.
Hernias can happen from the strain of lifting heavy objects, persistent coughing or sneezing, or other bowel issues like diarrhea or constipation.
The Dr. Susan Seman Solution performs hernia repair in Township. The most common hernias occur when the intestine pushes through part of the abdominal wall. Hernias are caused by a combination of pressure and an opening or weakness in your muscle. Hernia repair restores the intestine to its original position and strengthens the surrounding muscle and tissue to prevent further hernias.
What it Treats
About 1 hour
Depending on the type of hernia, hernia repair in Township can be an outpatient procedure. Certain circumstances may require a hospital stay. Most patients are able to return to normal activities within a few days, although strenuous activity is restricted for about 4 weeks.
How Hernia Repair Surgery Works
A hernia is usually treated with surgery under general anesthesia. Before your surgery you will have a physical exam and may have other pre-operative tests done, such as blood tests or CT scans. The Dr. Susan Seman Solution has 3 available methods for hernia repair in Township.
In open hernia repair, Dr. Seman makes an incision in the groin, locates the hernia and pushes the intestine back into place. After the intestine is restored, she will reinforce the abdominal wall with stitches or mesh.
A minimally invasive technique, a laparoscopic hernia repair uses a small tube inserted in a small incision near the belly button. Dr. Seman will use mesh to strength the abdominal wall.
Similar to a laparoscopic procedure, a robot assisted hernia repair involves Dr. Seman handling the surgical tools with a console rather than directly.
You should be able to go home the day of or the day after your operation. Our health care team will provide you with detailed post operative instructions to support your healing and recovery.
Frequently asked questions about hernia repair in West Bloomfield Township
Do I need to have my hernia repaired?
Not all hernias require surgical repair, during your diagnosis Dr. Seman can help you determine if surgery is the best treatment for you at the time. Smaller hernias can usually just be monitored, but all hernias get larger with time.
How do I know if I have a hernia?
Symptoms of a hernia are a swelling or bulge in the groin or abdomen, pain at the site of the bulge, and a sense of feeling full or signs of bowel obstruction. Contact your physician if you suspect you have a hernia.
When will I be able to return to work?
This depends on the type of work you do and your own body's healing process. Patients with office jobs that don't require much physical activity can return to work within a few days. Those with manual labor jobs or ones that require a lot of physical activity may require 2 or 3 weeks to fully recover.
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