General Surgery

Hernia Repair

The board-certified general surgeons at North Idaho’s Northwest Specialty Hospital routinely perform hernia surgery. If you require this procedure, our facility is known for its spacious, private rooms, high staff-to-patient ratio, and compassionate, individualized care. It is our goal to deliver quality care in a comfortable environment.

Hernia Surgery Usually Required To Repair Abdominal Bulges Or Tears
An inguinal hernia occurs when the inside layers of the abdominal muscle become weak, which results in a bulge or tear. The inner lining of the abdomen pushes through this compromised area of the muscle and makes a sac. A loop or intestine or tissue then pushes into the sac. An umbilical hernia occurs at the site of the belly button. An incisional hernia occurs at the site of a previous operation.

Hernias cause either dull pain that worsens over time, or severe, continual discomfort. Most of the time hernia surgery is required to repair the problem. At Northwest Specialty Hospital, our physicians perform hernia surgery two ways. Open hernia surgery is performed through an external incision. In laparoscopic repair, a smaller incision is made and a patch used to repair the hernia. Generally, laparoscopic hernia surgery results in less pain and numbness during recovery. In both types of surgery, the intestines are pushed back into their proper place, or cut if damaged, and the abdominal wall injury is stitched together. Mesh may be used to strengthen a weak area in adults who have hernia surgery.

Our Team Will Educate You As To What To Expect Before And After Hernia Surgery
Contact us today to learn more about options for hernia surgery at Northwest Specialty Hospital. We will work with you to educate you about this procedure so you know what to anticipate before and after the repair. This individualized approach to health care is our specialty, and one of the reasons we are a top-ranked facility by a national consumer organization.