A hernia is a common condition. About five percent of the population will develop a hernia at some point in life. A hernia occurs when the inside layers of the abdominal walls weaken and then eventually bulge or tear. This causes the formation of the balloon-like sac from the inner lining of the abdomen. This condition can cause pain as the sac will develop a loop of intestine or cause an abdominal tissue to slip into it.

Abdominal Hernia Causes
The exact cause of hernia is unknown but is thought to be a combination of muscle weakness and strain.
Muscle weakness can be a result of congenital defect (when the abdominal walls fail to close properly while in the womb), damage from a previous surgery or injury, aging, or chronic coughing. There is also the risk of developing hernia if you are straining as a result of lifting heavy weight, being constipated, being pregnant, gaining weight quickly, or having had a surgical procedure on the area.

Regular vs Complex Hernia
Regular abdominal hernias are common. They develop when there is a weak spot on the muscles that surround the abdominal area. Parts of organs or tissues can bulge through the weak spot. Although not dangerous, hernias don’t go away on their own. In most cases, surgery is needed to keep it from getting larger or becoming painful.
Regular hernias can turn into complex hernias if repeated surgical attempts to close them, fail.

Treating Complex Hernias
In general, complex hernias are more complicated to treat. They come with higher complication and recurrence rates. This type of hernia is usually more difficult to manage as it is larger and has recurred. This is why it’s important to choose the right facility for treating this condition. Premier Surgical has surgeons who are experts in managing and treating complex abdominal hernias. If your hernia is causing you discomfort, don’t hesitate to call us. We will evaluate your condition and provide you with appropriate treatment options.