Hernias tend to occur as a result of increased pressure in a weakened area of the body. Treatments to repair a hernia typically call for surgery. Abdominal surgery is a fairly commonplace surgery today. General surgery, urology, gynecology, spine surgery, and bariatric surgery all include procedures that may have a need for abdominal surgery. Due to the intricacy of the abdominal wall, abdominal surgical complications can sometimes develop. This can create disfigurement, in addition to ongoing symptoms of pain. This is why it is vital to choose a surgeon who has plenty of practice in the field of abdominal reconstruction and repair. Dr. Repta offers tummy tucks as a means of addressing such issues. Dr. Repta strives to deliver some of the top hernia surgery Scottsdale has available.
Recognizing a hernia
There are a myriad of circumstances that can lead one to look into the option of receiving abdominal reconstruction. There are several different kinds of hernia, which can all be addressed with a tummy tuck. But it is important that you be able to tell the different hernias apart. Dr. Repta seeks to perform some of the best hernia and umbilical hernia surgery Scottsdale can provide. Listed below are several types of hernia, all of which are treatable with a tummy tuck procedure:
This is a type of abdominal hernia. These hernias cause one to have a protruding bump or bulge in the abdomen area. This type of hernia can grow and develop in size. Dr. Repta strives to deliver to you among the best ventral hernia surgery Scottsdale has to show for.
This type of hernia occurs when the abdominal muscles have become separated and widened, creating a “pooch” effect. This can be a common issue with pregnancy and childbearing. This kind of hernia can be addressed in concurrence with a tummy tuck or mommy makeover procedure.
This type of hernia can go by various names, and even vary in symptoms. Essentially, this kind of hernia occurs when the abdominal muscles have become too weak and disconnect from one another. This can cause fat tissue and sectors of your bowel to press on your abdominal muscles, which can result in your belly swelling and protruding.
This breed of hernia appears at or near the site of an old surgical scar. Typically, this occurs following a surgery, when the fatty tissue or part of one’s bowel pushes through weakened muscles. Repair of these types of hernia can often be accomplished using your own tissues without the need for mesh. Dr. Repta will be able to correct and reform your abdominal architecture. Dr. Repta aims to deliver some of the best hernia surgery Scottsdale has to offer.
An umbilical hernia develops when a portion of the intestine breaks through the umbilical opening in the abdominal muscles. This kind of hernia is seen most often in infants, however it is seen, on occasion, in adults as well. Umbilical hernias can also be quite common in women post-pregnancy. An umbilical hernia is essentially a weakness or pocket that has developed in the stalk of the belly button. Seeing as the belly button runs through the abdominal wall, an umbilical hernia is a hole that allows the fat inside the abdomen to enter through and bulge into the fat that lies under the skin. This is basically an “outie” belly button. This type of hernia can be easily repaired with a tummy tuck procedure. In order to repair the umbilical hernia, the patient’s own body tissue or mesh can be used to stop up the hole. Using the patient’s own tissues essentially brings the edges of the hernia together and restores that area of the body to whole once more. By using your own body tissue, you also avoid the complications that can occur with the use of mesh. Dr. Repta works to administer what is among the top umbilical hernia surgery Scottsdale can provide.
No Mesh Hernia Repair
Mesh is a material that is commonly used when addressing a hernia, and which adds reinforcement to the stitches of the closure. Studies show that the use of mesh in repairing a hernia can reduce the chances of hernia recurrence, as opposed to when not used. While hernia recurrence is only at most 15%, the use of mesh has proven to decrease this percentage. There are certain hernia procedures where your doctor may recommend using mesh, due to the size or severity of your hernia, however it is not always necessary.
For those who are more inclined to opt for no mesh hernia repair in Scottsdale, Dr. Repta is extremely familiar and experienced with this method. For hernia repair procedures done with no mesh, the hernia is closed and secured by carefully stitching the tissues of the abdominal wall together. A no mesh hernia repair procedure uses nothing more than the body’s own tissues. This can reduce the chance of issues such as implant rejection, since most mesh used is considered an "implant", or foreign object within the body.
For more information on no mesh hernia repair in Scottsdale, please come in for a consultation with Dr. Repta.
Hernia Mesh Removal
Procedures using surgical mesh are common for repairing hernias. The mesh reinforces the sutures that close the hernia and may reduce the chance of hernia recurrence. Mesh hernia repair may be the best treatment option for certain large, severe hernias.
However, in some cases, surgical mesh used in hernia repair has been found to cause complications, including infection and chronic pain. Dr. Repta performs mesh removal in Scottsdale to treat hernia repair complications associated with surgical mesh.
What Complications Are Associated with Hernia Mesh?
Mesh removal in Scottsdale is performed when complications occur with mesh hernia repair. Complications may be associated with recalled hernia mesh products no longer on the market.
As stated by the FDA, common complications with this type of procedure are:
- Hernia recurrence
- Adhesion (tissues sticking together)
- Bowel obstruction
- Mesh migration
- Mesh shrinkage
Why Is Hernia Mesh Removal Done?
It may be necessary to remove hernia mesh when complications occur, including chronic pain, infection, and hernia recurrence. Chronic pain may be caused by mesh folding (known as meshoma), a reaction of the body to the mesh, or recurrence of the hernia.
Dr. Repta is a leading Scottsdale hernia mesh removal surgeon, with extensive training and experience in mesh removal, hernia repair and re-repair, and abdominal surgery.
During your consultation
During your consultation to discuss hernia repair in Scottsdale, Dr. Repta will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure, or any other potential surgeries you may be interested in. Every single patient is unique; therefore, whatever it is you are looking to gain from plastic or reconstructive surgery shall be approached with your particular needs and requirements in mind. Dr. Repta is extremely thorough when discussing your hopes for physical reconstruction, so that together you can create a proper surgical plan for your body. Dr. Repta makes it his goal to give you some of the top hernia surgery Scottsdale has to offer.
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to know more about the available Scottsdale hernia surgery options and Dr. Repta's no mesh hernia repair, you can request a consultation online. Or if you prefer, you are welcome to call the office and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.
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If you would like to know more about your Scottsdale abdominoplasty options, request a consultation online. Or if you prefer, you are welcome to call the office at 855-377-3782 and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.Schedule Online