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Hernia: Signs, Symptoms, Different types of Hernias

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, over 5 million Americans suffer from a hernia. What is a hernia?A hernia is a condition that occurs when a part of your internal organ or tissue bulges or protrudes through a weak area of a muscle. Although...

TAR for Large Hernia Repair

Unrepaired hernias can get bigger and become more susceptible to incarceration and strangulation. These can lead to more serious health issues such as tissue death or gangrene. Very large hernias used to be considered irreparable, but with the TAR method, repair of...

We Treat All Kinds of Hernias from Simple to Complex

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...

Man’s 3rd Hernia Repair is Easiest, Thanks to Robotic Assistance

Surgical techniques have improved drastically over the last 60 years, and no one knows that better than Frank Hamner, 76, of Knoxville. Hamner has undergone three different hernia repairs over the years as a result of an inguinal (groin) hernia. This type of hernia...

Hernia Month

Hernia is a common medical condition. It occurs when an organ or body tissue pushes itself through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissue.  Hernias are very common in the abdominal area but they can also develop in other areas such as the belly...