Incisional hernias are the result of previous surgeries. In this type of hernia, the intestines bulge out through scars that are a result of a previous surgery. Over time, incisional hernias can grow in size and become more difficult to repair. This type of hernia occurs after 2-10% of abdominal surgeries.
Hernioplasty (Mesh Repair)
This type of repair uses partially absorbable mesh. The mesh acts like a fence to reduce tension on the wound and prevent reoccurrence. Hernia repairs performed this way may typically,
- Be completed in an outpatient setting
- Be completed under or local or regional anesthetic
- Allow patients to go home the same day
- Reduce the risk of a bacterial infection Result in a quicker recovery.