Dr. Dasari provides his patients with unmatched expertise in inguinal hernia repair. His personalized treatments have helped thousands of patients find relief from their painful hernias.
An inguinal hernia occurs when abdominal fat or a piece of small intestine penetrates a pipe-like passage through the lower layers of the abdominal wall called the inguinal canal. Usually, the small intestine pokes through the weaker part of the abdominal wall into the inguinal region (groin) resulting in a bulge. This type of hernia occurs more commonly in men and develops typically in the groin area near the scrotum.
Although symptoms may vary, the most common inguinal hernia symptom is the existence of an uncomfortable bulge in the groin area. Usually, inguinal hernias progressively grow in size and become increasingly more painful as time passes. When a bulge is not visible, you may feel the existence of mild groin pain. Some patients may see a bulge but not experience any pain at all. If you notice an increase in pain or the hernia feels stuck, seek medical attention as soon as possible.
A serious complication can occur when an inguinal hernia becomes strangulated. Strangulation happens when the small intestine gets wedged in the inguinal canal and is unable to go back into the abdomen. This can cause the intestines to lose a sufficient supply of blood, leading to tissues of the intestines dying. Symptoms of strangulation include constipation, nausea, abdominal pain, and continual vomiting.
Dr. Dasari repositions the hernia back into its place in the abdomen through a small cut made in the groin. After that is done, the area where the protrusion occurred is strengthened with medical mesh and stitches.
Also known as laparoscopic hernia repair, this is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves a tiny tube with a camera attached inserted into small half-inch cuts in the lower abdomen. Dr. Dasari then uses a digital display through the camera as a guide to repairing the hernia. It’s very rare to have an inguinal hernia return after having a hernia repair. The majority of procedures being successful with no complications.