• Joel Bauer MD
  • Stephen Gorfine MD
  • David Chessin MD
  • Daniel Popowich MD


Procedures for Hernias in Manhattan

Providing Effective Treatment & Surgery for Hernias

A hernia occurs when a bowel or section of fatty tissue is allowed to push through the wall of the abdomen due to a weakness in the abdominal wall. This can lead to a misshapen swelling due to the contents sliding around in and out of the pouch. In some cases, the contents can be carefully pushed back, which is called a reducible hernia, whereas if they cannot be pushed back in, it is called an irreducible hernia.

Hernias can occur in different areas of the abdomen and can be caused by a variety of different factors. At Manhattan Surgical Associates, we treat clients throughout the area for hernias of all varying degrees.

Types & Causes of Hernias

Each different hernia is determined by where it is in the body. The basic problem behind a hernia is a weakness in the muscle, which can be caused by a variety of factors.

One common cause of hernias is congenital, such as a baby who is born with a hernia, while many others are developed later in life as a result to the over straining of muscles. Whether you have been diagnosed with a hernia or have been experiencing the common signs, it is imperative that you have it treated as soon as possible.

There are many different types of hernias we treat, which may include:

  • Femoral hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Umbilical hernia

Surgical Options for Hernias in New York

Depending on the severity of the hernia and where it is located, there are a variety of surgical options available to you. While we most commonly repair hernias with open surgery, you may be a candidate for laparoscopic repair, which is much less invasive. We will determine your eligibility during your initial consultation with one of our Manhattan hernia surgeons. The operation will be completed with either general or local anesthesia, which will be determined by your doctor.

To learn more, please contact our Manhattan colorectal surgeons today at 646.798.4606.

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