Open Repair of Complex Incisional Hernias in NYC

What is open repair of a complex incisional hernia?

Incisional hernias occur in the abdominal wall after a surgical operation in the same location, where the area has become weakened by the prior incision. In some cases, an incisional hernia can come back even after one or multiple incisional hernia treatments, making the treatment more complex in nature. In other cases, a patient’s incisional hernia may be considered complex due to the size or location of the hernia itself. In either case, these types of complex incisional hernias may require open surgery to help restore core strength and achieve a better cosmetic result.

If you require complex incisional hernia repair, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Reiner in NYC. Dr. Reiner is an expert in both laparoscopic and open hernia repair surgeries, having performed over 2,500 successful hernia repairs in his lifetime. Dr. Reiner is also a Professor of Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, one of America’s best hospitals. Learn more about complex incisional hernia repair below.

Why is complex incisional hernia repair performed?

Complex incisional hernia repair is used to fix an incisional hernia that is recurrent or complex. When a hernia returns, the chances of a successful repair go down, and the chance of the hernia recurring again goes up. If you have had a hernia return one or more times, it may warrant complex incisional hernia surgery with Dr. Reiner.

What does repair of a complex incisional hernia involve?

The specific techniques used for your complex incisional hernia surgery may vary depending on the specific problem you are experiencing and your personal needs.

In general, patients will be put under an anesthetic and undergo open surgery. This means your doctor will make an incision in your abdomen through which the operation is done. The incision is much larger than used in laparoscopic or robotic hernia surgery. Resection of redundant skin, component separation, and use of synthetic materials may all be part of an open complex incisional hernia repair. Your surgeon will discuss what type of repair is best for you.

After surgery, your doctor will discuss your recovery process with you, including ways to lower your chance of the hernia recurring.

What are the advantages of undergoing complex incisional hernia repair with Dr. Mark Reiner?

Advantages of undergoing complex hernia repair with Dr. Reiner includes the following:

  • Personalized treatment according to your needs
  • High success rates
  • Increased core strength
  • Excellent re-contouring of abdominal wall

If you are suffering from a complex inguinal hernia, you may be a good candidate for open complex inguinal hernia repair. Dr. Mark Reiner is a top surgeon in the field of complex hernia repair and has performed thousands of successful hernia operations. Contact Dr. Reiner today by calling 212.879.6677 or filling out the form on this page.

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