Incisional Hernia Repair
Surgery is recommended for hernias that show symptoms, are enlarged or entrapped. Surgery may involve an open hernia repair with a larger incision or laparoscopic surgery, a minimally invasive approach with smaller incisions.
It is recommended that using a 'tension free' repair method is beneficial especially for incisional hernia. In treating large hernias, surgeons use a synthetic material called a 'mesh' to close the defect or hole. It is available in various sizes and shapes. It is placed either below or above the defect in the abdominal wall and is held in place with sutures. It provides support to the weakened abdominal wall and incorporated the growth of new tissue. It minimises the tension at the surgical wound and prevents recurrence.