Hernia Surgery

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.

Relieve Pain

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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December 2019

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December 2019

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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

(214) 501-1333

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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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October 2019

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Dr. Cribbins and his staff are amazing. They truly care about their patients and take amazing care of us. Highly recommended!

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December 2019

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Dr. Cribbins and staff provide exceptional care and make lives better! Thanks you Dr. Cribbins.

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Types  of Hernias

Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal Hernia

The intestines or bladder break through the abdominal wall and enter the inguinal canal in the groin. 

Incisional Hernia

Incisional Hernia

Incisional hernias occur because muscles or tissues are weakened by incisions made during previous surgeries.

Ventral Hernia

Ventral Hernia

Ventral hernias occur when organs break through any part of the abdominal muscle. Often, ventral hernias are also incisional hernias.

Umbilical Hernia

Umbilical Hernia

An umbilical hernia causes a bulge in the abdomen near the belly button.

Dr. Cribbins and Dr. McCalman

Texas Center for
Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery

Our highly skilled and experienced board-certified surgeons, specialize in ultra-minimally invasive general and bariatric surgery and they are affiliated with a number of national associations, including:

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)

To schedule a consultation, contact us online, or call (214) 501-1333 today.

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