Hernia Specialist

Association Of South Bay Surgeons -  - General Surgeon

Association Of South Bay Surgeons

General Surgeons & Breast Cancer Surgeons located in Torrance, CA and San Pedro, CA

We are a group of dynamic and talented board certified surgeons using cutting edge techniques to. Our surgeons have performed thousands of hernia repair surgeries for our patients in the South Bay for over 25 years. Each patient will be carefully evaluated to tailor the correct operative approach to each patient's medical and personal needs.

Hernia Q & A

WHAT IS A HERNIA?

DO YOU FEEL PAIN WHEN YOU COUGH, STRAIN OR LIFT HEAVY OBJECTS?  DO YOU NOTICE A BULGE UNDER YOUR SKIN? IF SO YOU MAY HAVE A HERNIA

A hernia occurs when the inside layers of the abdominal muscle have weakened, resulting in a bulge or tear. In the same way that an inner tube pushes though a damaged tire, the inner lining of the abdomen pushes through the weakened area of the abdominal wall to form a small balloon-like sac. This can allow a loop of intestine or abdominal tissue to push into the sac. At times, a hernia can cause severe pain and other potentially serious problems that require surgery.

What are Common Types of Hernias?

Inguinal (groin)

Femoral

Umbilical (belly button)

Incisional

Ventral

Hiatal

What are Common Repair Approaches?

Conventional (open)

Laparoscopic (keyhole)

Robotic