Here are answers to some of your questions about incisional hernia.
What is an incisional hernia?
An incisional hernia occurs through a hole or weakness in the healed muscles and scar at the site of a previous abdominal surgery. It is characterized by a bulge or swelling at or near the prior surgical site.
If not treated, what can happen?
In some cases, symptoms of incisional hernias can be pain, nausea and vomiting.
How will the physician know if I have an incisional hernia?
CT scan or MRI can confirm the diagnosis and help surgeons plan treatment.
Only surgery can repair an incisional hernia. When surgery is elected, typically an open mesh repair will be performed.
To make an appointment with one of our surgeons at the Beth Israel Hernia Center, please call 212.844.1555, or click here to fill out an appointment scheduling form. Staff will get back to you within 48 hours.
If you have questions about the Hernia Center and our doctors please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are glad to answer your questions but please do not send pictures of your hernia to the center.