Muscle and connective tissue keep organs and fatty tissue in place. But sometimes, tissue or part of the bowel or another organ can push through a hole in the muscle or connective tissue. This bulge is called a hernia.
For most hernias, doctors recommend surgery. That might sound like a big step, especially if you don't have much pain.
But hernias can cause problems if they're not treated. They can get bigger, and weaken the muscles and connective tissue. Blood supply could get cut off to a hernia, putting your health at serious risk. Some hernias can also cause a painful blockage in the bowel.
Fortunately, Luminis Health is home to experts in all types of hernia repair. People travel from all over the state, and even from nearby states, to access our renowned hernia repair surgeons.