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.