What causes a hernia?
All hernias are caused when an internal part of the body pushes through an opening or weak spot generating pressure in an organ or tissue.
What are the symptoms?
One of the most common symptoms is a lump, pain, and swelling in the affected area. In many cases, hernias don’t present symptoms and are detected during a physical examination, ultrasounds or x-rays.
How long will recovery be?
All patients are different and times can vary. Open surgeries will require about 6 weeks, while laparoscopic surgery 2 weeks.