A hernia is a defect in the fascia or integrity layer of the abdominal wall. Intraabdominal contents such as fat or intestines can then protrude through these openings and cause symptoms such as pain or in more severe circumstances, intestinal obstruction. At General Surgery Associates, our surgeons specialize in repair of hernias utilizing both the open approach as well as a laparoscopic or robotic approach.  Types of hernias include:

  • Umbilical (belly button)
  • Inguinal (groin)
  • Ventral
  • Incisional