Hernia Repair

Christian Hospital’s general surgeons perform surgery to repair hernias at the Surgery Center. Our surgeons specialize in hernia repair surgery and other diseases of the abdomen.

For more information on hernia repair surgery, call 314.747.9355 or 877.747.9355 or email us.

What is Hernia Repair?

A hernia repair is a surgical operation for the correction of a hernia, bulging of internal organs through a weak part of muscle or tissue in the body.

Types of Hernia Repairs

The following are common hernia repair surgeries.

  • Mesh repair: used to cover the weakened area of tissue
  • Suture repair: uses stitches to strengthen tissues around the weak area

Why is a Hernia Repair Performed?

A hernia repair or hernia surgery is performed to treat a hernia causing too much pain or other severe symptoms. Surgery is the only way to cure a hernia; however patients that experience no symptoms can be on watchful waiting.

The following are common hernias that doctors recommend for hernia repair.

  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Umbilical hernia

Types of Hernia Repair Surgery

The following are the treatment options for hernia repair.

  • Minimally invasive surgery: doctor makes multiple small incisions to repair hernia
  • Open surgery: doctor makes large incision and cuts and displaces muscle tissue.

For more information on hernia repair surgery, call 314.747.9355 or 877.747.9355 or email us.