Hernias are fairly common medical problems that can be unsightly and uncomfortable. In very rare instances, they can be life-threatening.
Hernias can be easily addressed through hernia repair surgery, one of the most regularly performed surgical procedures in the United States.
The surgeons at The Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano, TX, perform hernia surgery using the very latest techniques...
The Benefits of Hernia Repair
Eliminate a Bulge
Hernias are usually detected because they result in unsightly bulges around the abdomen or groin. Surgery involves pushing the organ or tissue back into place, eliminating the lump.
Hernias can be tender to the touch and cause discomfort while moving. A surgical procedure to correct the issue conducted by one of the skilled surgeons at our Plano practice can relieve this pain.
Reduce Chance of Complications
While hernias are relatively benign at first, they can lead to serious issues in the future, such as intestinal incarceration or bowel obstruction, which can be life-threatening. Reducing these risks is the primary reason doctors usually recommend having hernias surgically repaired.
What Is a Hernia?
A hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue pushes through a hole or weak point in surrounding muscle or tissue. There are several types, but they all occur in the abdomen or groin areas. Hernias are not always easy to detect, and sometimes you may not realize you have one until a doctor finds it during a routine physical.
In many cases, hernias do not have symptoms, and at first they may not affect your life at all. However, while you can live with the condition untreated for some time, it is important to have the issue repaired before more serious health issues develop. The only effective method of hernia repair is surgery.
Hernia repair surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures in the country, with hundreds of thousands of cases being handled safely and efficiently by surgeons every year. In recent years, advances in surgical technology have made hernia surgery safer and less invasive than ever before. At The Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery, serving Plano and communities throughout greater Dallas-Fort Worth, our doctors employ advanced laparoscopic and robotic methods to expertly treat abdominal and groin hernias.
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Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery by Experienced, Board-Certified Surgeons
If you have been diagnosed with a hernia, it is important to choose the right surgeon for your hernia repair. At our surgical practice, serving Plano, TX and greater Dallas-Fort Worth, Dr. Cribbins employ the most advanced surgical methods to treat ventral, umbilical, hiatal, and inguinal hernias.
Our doctors are committed to making every procedure they perform minimally invasive. They use the latest techniques in robotic and laparoscopic procedures for optimal results, minimized scarring, and reduced recovery time. In most cases, our patients can return home the same day as their hernia surgery.
We have a simple goal and that is to get you back to your daily life as soon as possible. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with our highly trained surgeons today. To schedule a consultation, contact us online or give us a call at
Robotic Surgical Tools
Depending on the situation, our Plano, TX doctors serving greater Dallas-Fort Worth may utilize the advanced da Vinci® Surgical System. This robotic technology allows for greater visibility and dexterity when performing surgery.
Dr. Cribbins performs hernia surgeries robotically, laparoscopically, and using open methods. They will always choose the surgical method that best meets the needs of their patients.
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Types of Hernias
The intestines or bladder break through the abdominal wall and enter the inguinal canal in the groin.
Incisional hernias occur because muscles or tissues are weakened by incisions made during previous surgeries.
Ventral hernias occur when organs break through any part of the abdominal muscle. Often, ventral hernias are also incisional hernias.
An umbilical hernia causes a bulge in the abdomen near the belly button.