Santa Monica Treatment of Abdominal Hernia
The abdominal cavity contains your vital organs, and it is protected by the abdominal wall of muscle and tissue. Stretching from your diaphragm to your groin, your abdominal cavity can be subjected to injuries or stress that may weaken certain points. When tissue from inside the abdominal cavity protrudes through a weak point in the abdominal wall, this is called an abdominal hernia. Dr. Danny Shouhed is a board certified general surgeon who offers his patients in Santa Monica treatment of abdominal hernia.
Danny Shouhed, M.D., is one of the top gastrointestinal surgeons in the country and highly skilled in hernia repair. Most hernias require surgery, but not all need to be open surgery. Dr. Shouhed offers minimally-invasive hernia repairs for many types of abdominal hernias that can reduce risks and recovery time. Dr. Shouhed’s center in Santa Monica offers treatment of abdominal hernias, including the following types:
- Ventral hernias – epigastric and umbilical
- Spigelian hernia
- Groin hernias – femoral, inguinal and obturator
- Incisional hernia
- Diastasis recti
Whenever possible, Dr. Shouhed offers robotic and laparoscopic surgical methods for gastrointestinal surgeries, including hernia repair. Reducing the size of the incision and soft tissue damage can reduce bleeding and infection risks and improve the speed of recovery.
Symptoms of Abdominal Hernias
Abdominal hernias can pose serious health risks. A hernia can result in blockages in the intestines and life-threatening complications. While the hernias in the abdomen are located in different areas, they have some of the same symptoms. Most abdominal hernias will present with a bulge and pain at the place of the hernia, especially when straining or lifting. The area may be red or purple and patients may feel tenderness in the area. Abdominal hernias can cause constipation, increased heartrate, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
If you have symptoms of an abdominal hernia or you have already been diagnosed, it is important to choose the right specialist for your hernia repair. If you live in Beverly Hills or Santa Monica, treatment of abdominal hernia is available through Dr. Danny Shouhed, one of the top board certified general surgeons in the area. Contact our office in Santa Monica to schedule a consultation to discuss your hernia repair options.