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Southeastern Surgical Associates

Skilled Surgical Care on Cape Cod

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Our Specialties

Breast Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Procedures
Hernia Surgery

 

Our Specialties

 

Hernia Surgery

What are the different types of hernias?
Incisional Hernia – occurs at the site of a previous surgical incision.
Umbilical Hernia – occurs in the umbilical ring around the naval.
Direct Inguinal Hernia – occurs in the groin near the internal ring.
Femoral Hernia – occurs high in the thigh, just below the groin.
Indirect Inguinal Hernia – occurs in the groin at the internal ring.

During Surgery
During a laparoscopic hernia surgery, the surgeon injects carbon dioxide gas to inflate your abdomen for an easier workspace. The laparoscope is then inserted through the same incision site of the injection allowing the surgeon to view the procedure on a monitor. Cutting and stapling tools are inserted through other tiny incisions to repair the hernia.

Once the hernia is repaired, your surgeon places mesh over the weak spot in your abdominal wall.

What is done to keep my hernia from returning?
Once the hernia is repaired, your surgeon places mesh over the weak spot in your abdominal wall. The mesh is held to the weak spot with surgical staples, tacks, clips or sutures, all of which is not harmful to your body. The mesh is intended to be permanent.

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