A hernia typically develops in the abdomen when an organ pushes through a weak spot in the surrounding tissue. The first sign is frequently a painful, swollen, and tender-to-touch bulge. Heavy lifting, lifting improperly, and obesity put a person at risk for a hernia. Symptoms can worsen to the point where nausea, vomiting, and intestinal pain worsen. If you have a hernia, you must know it won't heal on its own. Our providers can perform laparoscopic hernia surgery for a more precise and durable result.
How To Tell if You Have a Hernia
We'll let you know that only some hernias are preventable by maintaining a healthy weight, sleeping with the pressure off one side of your body, and avoiding activities that strain your abdomen. It's in your best interest to consult our doctor at the first sign of a bulge in your stomach or groin area, unbearable pain, or inability to lift the smallest item due to this discomfort. It's also beneficial to explore treatment for recurring regurgitation, acid reflux, or difficulty swallowing. It's normal to have questions if you have a hernia, and our board-certified doctors are here to answer them all. When you visit our office, we'll look for symptoms that indicate an emergency and create a customized treatment plan to improve your quality of life.
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Our providers at Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute in Berwyn, La Grange, and Elmhurst, IL utilize robotic hernia surgery to repair and treat the bulging intestine. This modern technique uses a laparoscope, microscopic incisions, and abdomen inflation to mend a hernia via a minimally-invasive approach and recovery. Then, the doctor handles surgical instruments from a console. Please explore our website to learn more about the conditions we treat and the services provided. For questions or concerns about a hernia or to schedule an appointment with our doctor to diagnose and treat your hernia, call (708) 484-0621.