Hernia Center Procedures
During your initial
consultation a complete medical history is obtained. You will undergo a thorough
physical examination and be able to ask questions specific to your case.
most groin hernias, utilizing a two to three inch incision, an umbrella-shaped
mesh PerFix hernia plug is positioned to permanently close off the hold created
by your separated muscles and ligaments. In this way, the hernia defect is
completely obliterated. A small number of dissolving sutures initially hold the
mesh plug in place so there is minimal discomfort and swelling. Surrounding
tissue grows through the mesh plug, strengthening the area of weakness and
permanently holding the plug in position. For incisional hernias, a flat piece
of mesh is sewn into position to act as a permanent barrier and prevent the
hernia from returning.
A variety of anesthetic techniques are used,
including epidural, spinal, and general anesthesia. An anesthesiologist or nurse
anesthetist will be in attendance at all times.
sent home you have few restrictions. You will be asked not to drive for one day.
You can climb stairs, go outside for a walk, or even begin light lifting (up to
20 pounds) whenever desired. Most patients resume all normal daily activities
within just a few days. Virtually all other physical activities, such as
jogging, tennis, bicycling, golfing, and even manual labor, can be resumed in
to three weeks.
Your surgery will be conducted at CentraState
Medical Center's (Freehold, NJ) state-of-the-art outpatient surgical pavilion.
Designed for patient safety, this facility combines the best of hospital care
with the ease of a same-day surgical setting.
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The Hernia Center
495 Iron Bridge Road, Suite 3,
Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-462-5995 Fax: 732-845-1002