The hernia surgeons and Dr. Sachin Kukreja at Minimally Invasive Surgical Associates 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, 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 pushes 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 Hernia
- 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)
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, Texas, to chart the best way forward.
What We Do
Dr. Sachin Kukreja at Minimally Invasive Surgical Associates in Dallas takes the minimally invasive approach to hernia surgery. Unlike conventional surgery that demands a large incision, our laparoscopic or robotic approaches only requires some 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.
Looking for Hernia Surgeons in Dallas? Consult Us, Today!
Whether you are looking to get inguinal, femoral, or hiatal hernia surgery in Fort Worth, Texas, the team of surgeons at Minimally Invasive Surgical Associates in Dallas is ideally placed to help. For more information on hernia surgery in Dallas, Fort-Worth, and other areas of Texas simply call 469-620-0222 or fill out our online appointment form and we will take it from there.