At Central California Surgery, the team of doctors are accomplished in both general and bariatric surgery. They have had extensive experience in treating hernias, a relatively common complication of the stomach and intestine. If you are experiencing symptoms of a hernia, contact their practices in Modesto and Stockton, California, to receive proper treatment immediately.
A hernia is the result of an organ or fatty tissue squeezing through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissue (i.e., fascia). There are several areas of the body that a hernia can occur, leading to many different types. Some of the most common are:
All hernias are ultimately caused by pressure on an opening or weakness of a muscle or fascia. The pressure pushes against the organ or tissue, or through the opening or weak spot. Any activity that increases pressure on the abdomen can induce a hernia, such as:
Other non-pressure related risks of weakened muscles include smoking, obesity, and poor nutrition.
If you have a hernia, you will experience and notice certain symptoms. The most common sign will be a lump or bulge in the affected area. Symptoms of an inguinal hernia include:
Symptoms of a hiatal hernia include:
See your doctor immediately if you’re experiencing these symptoms.
As the severity of hernias vary, so do treatment options. Your doctor’s assessment for treatment methods will include:
Central California Surgery accepts all major insurances. Please contact the office for additional detail regarding insurance.
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