Hernia Surgery Dallas, Fort Worth, Mansfield & Plano

Dr. Sachin Kukreja and fellow hernia surgeons Dr. Elizabeth Hooper and Dr. Rebecca Barr at DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery in Dallas are specialized in performing minimally invasive hernia repair surgery, helping patients escape the pain, discomfort, and risks associated with the traditional open surgical approach. We provide endoscopic and robotic Hernia surgery in Dallas, Plano, TX, leveraging years of experience in helping thousands of hernia patients reclaim a healthy life.

What is Hernia?

A Hernia is a bulge that results when internal organs push through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in its place. This typically happens at places of inherent weakness (diaphragm = hiatal hernia, groin = inguinal hernia, belly buttom = umbilical hernia, etc.) allowing the passage of structures through a hole that shouldn’t be there. Groin/Inguinal and Umbilical hernias are the most common to need repair. Some of the known risk factors for Hernia include smoking, pregnancy, obesity, collagen vascular disease, peritoneal dialysis, damage from injury or disease, old age, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Types of Hernias

  • Inguinal Hernia (Groin area) Femoral
  • Hernia (Top of the inner thigh)
  • Hiatal Hernia (Diaphragm)
  • Epigastric Hernia (Between the Navel and Sternum)
  • Umbilical Hernia (in the belly button or sometimes referred to as an “outie”)
  • Incisional Hernia (Results from abdominal surgery)

The placement of Orbera Gastric Balloon into the stomach is a simple, non-surgical outpatient procedure. First, a diagnostic test is done to make sure it is safe to perform the procedure. Then the deflated gastric balloon is inserted through the esophagus and into the stomach. Once it is in position, the balloon is inflated with saline and a dye, to maintain the required size. The procedure takes about 15 minutes to complete. The balloon is temporarily left in the stomach for about 6 months.

After the procedure, you may experience some cramps and nausea, as your stomach adjusts. Your throat may feel a little sore. You’ll follow a liquid or soft diet for a few weeks and followed by 6 months of a supervised diet plan. Our team will continue working closely with you during these 6 months.

As with any other procedure, Gastric balloon procedure involves certain risks and complications:

  • Esophageal, gastric ulcers or perforation.
  • Deflation of the balloon which can lead to blockage.
  •  Rupture of balloon dye (if used), which will be released in the urine.

Who Needs Hernia Surgery?

Not everyone who develops a hernia desperately needs hernia surgery. Men with groin hernias that don’t present any other symptoms generally don’t require surgery. However, these hernias can enlarge or become painful over time, or even have intestine or bladder get stuck in them (incarcerated hernia). Hiatal hernias are common, but really only merit repair when they cause symptoms or a large portion of the stomach moves into the chest. Whatever the case, it is important to discuss your case with Hernia surgeons in Dallas/Fort Worth, Mansfield, Texas, to chart the best way forward.

What We Do

The hernia surgeons at DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery in Dallas & Mansfield, take the minimally invasive approach to hernia surgery. Dr. Sachin Kukreja, Dr. Elizabeth Hooper, and Dr. Rebecca Barr typically employ robotic surgery techniques. Unlike conventional surgery that demands a large incision, our approach only requires a few small incisions that keep the scarring and recovery time to the minimum. The surgery is performed using a laparoscope that is inserted through one incision to provide lighting, while other incisions are used to insert tools that are required to access the problem area and execute the necessary repairs.
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Looking for Hernia Surgeons in Dallas, Fort Worth, Mansfield & Plano, TX? Consult Us, Today!

Whether you are looking to get inguinal, femoral, or hiatal hernia surgery in Dallas or Fort Worth, Texas, the team of surgeons at DFW Bariatrics and General Surgery in Dallas is ideally placed to help. For more information on hernia surgery in Dallas, Fort-Worth, Mansfield, Plano, and other areas of Texas simply call 469-620-0222 or fill out our online appointment form and we will take it from there.

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