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Hernia Surgery Specialist

Mission Surgical Clinic

General and Vascular Surgery located in Riverside, Corona, Redlands, Eastvale, San Bernadino, Barstow, Riverside, Murrieta CA

If a bulging or painful hernia interferes with your quality of life, hernia surgery offers hope for relief. At Mission Surgical Clinic, the experienced surgical team provides comprehensive surgical care to treat inguinal hernias, hiatal hernias, and other common hernias. The team specializes in laparoscopic, robotic, and open surgical techniques to repair damaged tissues and muscles that contribute to a hernia. Call the office in Corona, Eastvale, Redlands, San Bernardino, Barstow or Riverside, California, today to schedule a hernia surgery consultation or book an appointment online.

Hernia Surgery Q&A

Why would I need hernia surgery?

Hernia surgery treats the pain or other complications from a hernia that can’t be relieved with nonsurgical therapies.

A hernia is a condition where one of your abdominal organs pushes through a weak spot in the tissue that holds it in position. The different hernias include:

Inguinal hernia

An inguinal hernia, also called a groin hernia, is the most common hernia. It happens when your intestines push through a weak spot in the inguinal canal, an area in your lower abdominal wall near your groin.

Hiatal hernia

A hiatal hernia occurs when your stomach pushes up through your diaphragm, the muscle that helps you breathe.  A hiatal hernia can cause acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Umbilical hernia

An umbilical hernia occurs when your intestines protrude through the abdominal wall near your belly button. This condition shows up in infants after childbirth and also affects adults who are pregnant or obese.

Ventral hernia

A ventral hernia is tissue bulging through an opening in your abdominal wall. This hernia is caused by obesity, strenuous activity, or pregnancy. You’re also at risk of developing a ventral hernia following abdominal surgery.

Am I a candidate for hernia surgery?

You could be a candidate for hernia surgery if lifestyle changes aren’t relieving hernia symptoms like:

  • Groin pain
  • Chest pain
  • Heartburn and GERD
  • Trouble swallowing

The Mission Surgical Clinic team will also recommend hernia surgery if you have a noticeable bulge in your groin or abdomen that affects your ability to stay physically active.

What happens during hernia surgery?

Hernia surgery is used to repair the weak spot in the tissue allowing your organs to push through.

The Mission Surgical Clinic team specializes in both open and minimally invasive hernia surgery to repair holes and tissue damage near the hernia. Minimally invasive surgery uses laparoscopic techniques that require small incisions to access the surgical site. Smaller incisions mean you heal faster and with fewer complications.

The surgical team also offers da Vinci® robotic surgery to treat hernias. During robotic surgery, your surgeon uses a computer console to control specialized arms that hold surgical instruments.

The da Vinci robotic technology also uses a high-definition camera that sends back real-time images from the surgical site. This allows your surgeon to operate with a high level of precision, preventing unnecessary damage to the surrounding tissue.

Call the Mission Surgical Clinic office nearest you today to schedule a consultation or book your appointment online to determine if you’re a candidate for hernia surgery.