Hernias are fairly common medical problems that can cause pain and other symptoms. 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.
Learn how the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery in Plano, TX, uses advanced techniques to perform hernia surgeries...
The Benefits of Hernia Repair
Eliminate a Bulge
Hernias are usually detected because they result in noticeable bulges around the abdomen or groin. Surgery involves pushing the organ or tissue back into place, eliminating the lump.
Relieve PainHernias can be tender to the touch and cause severe discomfort while performing normal daily activities. Visiting our Plano surgical center is essential for alleviating discomfort and improving your quality of life.
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.
How Common Is Hernia Surgery?
What Is a Hernia?
A hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue pushes through a hole or weak point in the 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. 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 in Plano, Dr. Cribbins employs advanced laparoscopic and robotic methods to expertly treat abdominal and groin hernias.
A Hernia Patient's Story How Our Team Makes a Difference
"I had the best experience one can have while having to undergo an operation. Dr. Cribbins and all of his staff were incredibly warm, friendly, supportive, and helpful throughout my entire process. I felt like each person I talked with at Dr. Cribbins' office truly cared about my well being and worked to make my experience pleasant and smooth.
I had an open hernia repair. My incision looks amazing. I had hardly any post-operative pain, and the recovery was easier than I expected. I cannot recommend Dr. Cribbins enough." Jenna Nix - 5 Star Google Review - 2021
Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery by an Experienced, Board-Certified Surgeon
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 nearby areas, Dr. Cribbins employs the most advanced surgical methods to treat ventral, umbilical, hiatal, and inguinal hernias.
We are committed to making every procedure we perform minimally invasive. Our practice uses 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. To schedule a consultation, contact us online or give us a call at:
Robotic Surgical Tools State-of-the-Art Hernia Repair
Whenever possible, our Plano surgical center will utilize the ultra minimally invasive Da Vinci Xi® 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. Guided laparoscopic robotic surgery is ideal given the safety and precision of the procedure and the overall patient experience.
The Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery will always choose the least invasive surgical method that best meets the needs of our patients. Custom-tailored surgery means a lower risk of complications and improved surgical outcomes.
Insurance Coverage for Hernia Surgery
Many insurance providers cover hernia repair surgery if it is medically necessary. Some plans provide up to 90 percent coverage. During your visit, we can go over insurance coverage for the procedure and discuss additional payment options.
"Everything Went Smoothly" Stress-Free Surgery in Plano
Wonderful people, great nurses, awesome doctor!! It has been a pleasurable visit with each appointment. I feel the love and care from moment I step foot in the door. The explanations and conversations with Dr. Cribbins nearly always answers any questions that I may want to ask before I even think of one.View on Google
I went in for my pre-op visit with Dr. Cribbins today and everything went smoothly. His staff treated me with respect and they answered all my questions thoroughly. I look forward to my procedure next week. Thank you, Dr. Cribbins and staff.View on Google
Schedule a Consultation Learn More about Advanced Hernia Repair
Whether you suffer from an abdominal or inguinal hernia, Dr. Cribbins and his team can help you. Using the latest in laparoscopic robotic surgery, the Texas Center for Bariatrics & Advanced Surgery can diagnose your hernia and develop a custom treatment plan that restores your health and wellness. To schedule a consultation with our team, contact our practice online or call our office in Plano at:
Types of Hernias
In an inguinal hernia, 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. Ventral hernias are often also incisional hernias.
Hiatal hernias occur when the upper portion of the stomach protrudes through an opening in a person's diaphragm.
An umbilical hernia occurs when the intestines cause a bulge in the abdomen near the belly button.
While most hernias only cause mild pain, if any, the discomfort can worsen during certain activities, such as heaving lifting.
"I had a fantastic experience" Patient-Centered Surgery in Plano
I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Cribbins! He is warm and very personable. He takes time to answer all of your questions and concerns thoughtfully. His entire staff is spectacular!! You will be treated like an individual here and not just another patient. You won’t fall through the cracks or be forgotten here. Highly recommend!View on Google
Dr. Cribbins is awesome!!! He listens and takes his time. He is very genuine.View on Google
Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery A Treatment Timeline
Can Change Your Life
How Long Does It Take?
Hernia repair surgery is a quick operation that is often completed in less than an hour. Many patients return home on the same day.
Hernia Repair Recovery
Dr. Cribbins and his team will provide patients will detailed post-op instructions for recovery. Be sure to follow these instructions closely so you can heal from hernia repair surgery quickly with minimal risk of serious side effects or complications.
In general, patients should avoid heavy lifting and other physically demanding activities for a few weeks after surgery. While strenuous exercise should be avoided, patients are encouraged to walk in order to promote circulation and improve the healing process. Stay well-hydrated and eat a high-fiber diet to avoid straining when moving your bowels.
You will have multiple checkups at our Plano practice to monitor your recovery. Feel free to contact our team if any urgent concerns arise after your hernia repair surgery.