Do you have a bulge and aching feeling in your abdomen that just won’t go away? You may have a hernia, which is a very common — and painful — condition. Researchers estimate that 27% of men and 3% of women will develop an inguinal hernia — the most common type — at some point in their lives. At Columbus General Surgery, our surgeons have repaired thousands of hernias, and they take extra care to make sure you have minimum discomfort and a quick return to your everyday activities.
There are many different types of hernias, including:
When you come to Columbus General Surgery, your doctor will first perform a physical examination. Often, this is all he needs to make a diagnosis, but if necessary, he will order an imaging test, such as an abdominal ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.
In some cases, your doctor will recommend watchful waiting, but in others, surgery may be necessary. The surgeons at Columbus General Surgery perform two types of hernia surgeries: open and minimally invasive. They will determine which type of surgery is best depending on the specific patient’s needs.
To make an appointment or learn more about hernia treatment at Columbus General Surgery, call 402-564-5333.