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A hernia occurs when there is a hole in the muscles of the abdominal wall, allowing a loop of intestine or abdominal tissue to push through the muscle layer. A ventral hernia is a hernia that occurs at any location along the midline (vertical center) of the abdomen wall.
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Overview

A ventral hernia occurs along the vertical center of the abdominal wall. Treatment for ventral hernia is surgery, which includes open, laparoscopic, and robotic hernia repair.

A hernia occurs when there is a hole in the muscles of the abdominal wall, allowing a loop of intestine or abdominal tissue to push through the muscle layer. A ventral hernia is a hernia that occurs at any location along the midline (vertical center) of the abdomen wall.

There are three types of Hernia:

  • Epigastric (stomach area) hernia-This type of hernia occurs anywhere from just below the breastbone to the navel. This type of hernia is seen in both men and women.
  • Umbilical (belly button) hernia-This type of hernia occurs in the area of the belly button.
  • Incisional hernia-This type of hernia develops at the site of previous surgery. This type of hernia can occur anytime from months to years after abdominal surgery.

Symptoms

Symptoms for Ventral hernia:

  • A small to large bulge at or near an old surgical incision, most commonly along a vertical straight incision on the abdomen.
  • Discomfort or sharp pain- especially when straining, lifting, or exercising- that improves when resting.
  • A burning, gurgling, or aching feeling at the bulge
  • Intestinal obstructions can occur when the intestines are blocked due to scar tissue.

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