Hernias are very common and can affect anyone.

What’s a hernia?
A hernia is a medical condition that occurs when an organ or fatty tissue pushes through its surrounding muscle or tissue. One could develop it as a result of muscle weakness, heavy lifting, persistent coughing or sneezing, obesity, and diarrhea or constipation.

How do you know you have a hernia?
The following signs and symptoms may indicate that you have a hernia:

  • A bulge in the groin or scrotum
  • Feeling of heaviness in the groin or abdominal area
  • A feeling of discomfort in the groin area which worsens during heavy lifting
  • Pain when standing for too long
  • Pain or feeling of discomfort when peeing or during a bowel movement

Hernia Repair at Premier Surgical of Knoxville and Cleveland
Hernia repair can vary, depending on the type of hernia you have. For simple hernias, the hole is usually repaired laparoscopically, using mesh material. It’s an outpatient surgery, on which patients can go home after the procedure.

For complex hernias, that is, hernias that failed to close after several attempts to close it can be ‘treated’ using advanced hernia repair techniques. As complex hernias are often associated with higher complication and recurrence rates and hence, care for it requires unique expertise and experience.

Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville and Cleveland has surgeons who are well-experienced in treating both simple and complex hernias. General surgeons Dr. Shannon Beierle, Dr. Jason Dunn, Dr. Eston Wenger and Dr. Joshua Worthington serve hernia patients in the Cleveland, Tennessee area.

In Knoxville, Premier Surgical offers simple hernia repair at a packaged price and performed at the Premier Surgery Center on Papermill Drive.

As with complex hernias, extensive planning and in-patient hospitalization are usually required. The cost depends on the severity of the hernia and the extent of the needed repair.

To request an appointment with one of our surgeons in Knoxville or Cleveland, visit https://www.premiersurgical.com/request-appointment/.  Or, in Cleveland call (423) 472-5423. In Knoxville call (865) 306-5775.