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Hernia Center Procedures

Initial Consultation

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.

Operative Techniques

 

For 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.

Anesthesia

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.

Post-Operative Instruction

Once 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 two to three weeks.

Surgical Facility

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