Hernias generally share the same general characteristic–a weakness or gap in the muscle layer that allows tissue, usually contained by the muscles, to push through. Depending on the type and severity of the hernia, this can be a painless nuisance–or a life-threatening condition requiring emergency surgery.
For lower-risk patients, minimally-invasive surgical repair (robotic or laparoscopy) is the preferred approach to prevent complications, relieve painful symptoms and restore an active lifestyle.
With the possible exception of hiatal hernias, most (groin, incisional, ventral and or abdominal wall types), require surgical intervention, except for asymptomatic hernias or frail patients for whom surgery is considered high risk.
Hiatal hernias are a special type of hernia formed by prolapse/migration of part of the stomach from the abdominal cavity, through the diaphragm, into the chest cavity.
These usually manifest with heartburn or reflux symptoms and may lend themselves to antacid treatment and dietary modification.
But if symptoms are severe, these may also be amenable to surgery, after evaluation by our expert surgeons.
When Hernias Do Not Respond to Lifestyle Changes and Medication
If your gastroenterologist recommends surgery to repair your hiatal hernia, minimally-invasive laparoscopic hiatal hernia surgery can have you feeling like yourself again within a few weeks. Instead of a large incision, a laparoscopic operation can offer:
- Less pain after the procedure
- Faster recovery time and return to work
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
This is not a condition to ignore; unfortunately, symptoms will gradually worsen without treatment.
Choose a Surgeon Who Performs Robotic/Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery Regularly
Prime Surgicare offers board certified, fellowship-trained hernia repair surgeons in New Jersey who perform laparoscopic, minimally-invasive hernia repair procedures for patients in New Jersey and the New York metropolitan region.
Most importantly, we perform routine and complex hernia operations on a weekly basis. Our surgeons are ready to address any challenges that may arise and are experts in all types of hernia repair. On a weekly basis, surgeons Dr. Seun Sowemimo and Dr. Bennet Togbe perform various hernia operations including:
- Ventral hernia
- Hiatal hernia
- Inguinal or groin hernia
- Incisional hernia
- Umbilical hernia
- Sports hernia
- Female hernia
In many cases, these laparoscopic surgery hernia repairs can be performed on an outpatient basis—no hospitalization required.
Expert Hernia Care in New Jersey
Each year, Prime Surgicare surgeons perform more than 100 hernia operations. Your Freehold, NJ-based Hernia Center team of caregivers will be by your side before, during and after your hernia operation is performed. We combine our advanced professional surgical training, technical skill and modern surgical facilities to ensure the best result for you.
To schedule a prompt appointment, call our surgical team at (732) 982-2002.
Dr. Seun Sowemimo and Dr. Bennet Togbe are board-certified and fellowship-trained, general, laparoscopic and bariatric surgeons in NJ. They specialize in minimally invasive weight loss surgery and general surgery procedures including diverticulitis, gallbladder and hernia conditions. They are the top NJ surgeons at Prime Surgicare, with offices in Freehold serving Monmouth and Ocean counties.
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