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Hernia Surgery Conditions Treated

Baylor Scott & White Center for Hernia Surgery – McKinney

Treating a wide array of hernia conditions

At Baylor Scott & White Center for Hernia Surgery – McKinney, our experienced surgeons handle the more complex, large and recurrent hernias with newer techniques, including robotic surgery, and using the best tools and material lead to lower recurrences and less complications.

Diaphragmatic hernias
The different types of diaphragmatic hernias are named after their location.
Hiatal hernias
This occurs when there is a weakness or opening in the diaphragm. The stomach bulges through the weakened diaphragm, sometimes causing reflux, difficulty swallowing and vomiting. Hiatal hernias are the most common type of diaphragmatic hernia.
Morgagni
Morgagni hernias are located towards the front of the thoracic cavity and are an anterior defect. The colon or omentum (the fatty folds that hold the intestines and other abdominal organs in place) are most at risk of bulging through the chest cavity. This kind of hernia is relatively rare and usually does not cause symptoms.
Bochdalek
Bochdalek hernias are located closer to the back and are rare. They occur when an opening exists, and it allows fat, the stomach or the intestines to enter the chest cavity.

Abdominal wall hernias

We treat a variety of hernias located on a patient's abdominal wall

  • Inguinal hernias
  • Umbilical hernias
  • Complex ventral and incisional hernias
  • Spigelian hernias
  • Flank hernias
  • Recurrent hernias
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Abdominal wall hernias

 
  • Inguinal hernias
  • Umbilical hernias
  • Complex ventral and incisional hernias
  • Spigelian hernias
  • Flank hernias
  • Recurrent hernias

Diaphragmatic hernias

The different types of diaphragmatic hernias are named after their location.

Hiatal hernias
This occurs when there is a weakness or opening in the diaphragm. The stomach bulges through the weakened diaphragm, sometimes causing reflux, difficulty swallowing and vomiting. Hiatal hernias are the most common type of diaphragmatic hernia.

Morgagni
Morgagni hernias are located towards the front of the thoracic cavity and are an anterior defect. The colon or omentum (the fatty folds that hold the intestines and other abdominal organs in place) are most at risk of bulging through the chest cavity. This kind of hernia is relatively rare and usually does not cause symptoms.

Bochdalek
Bochdalek hernias are located closer to the back and are rare. They occur when an opening exists, and it allows fat, the stomach or the intestines to enter the chest cavity.

Diaphragmatic hernias

The different types of diaphragmatic hernias are named after their location.

Hiatal hernias
This occurs when there is a weakness or opening in the diaphragm. The stomach bulges through the weakened diaphragm, sometimes causing reflux, difficulty swallowing and vomiting. Hiatal hernias are the most common type of diaphragmatic hernia.

Morgagni
Morgagni hernias are located towards the front of the thoracic cavity and are an anterior defect. The colon or omentum (the fatty folds that hold the intestines and other abdominal organs in place) are most at risk of bulging through the chest cavity. This kind of hernia is relatively rare and usually does not cause symptoms.

Bochdalek
Bochdalek hernias are located closer to the back and are rare. They occur when an opening exists, and it allows fat, the stomach or the intestines to enter the chest cavity.

Special scenarios
Hernias in the obese patient
These require special attention and preparation due to increased risk of wound complications and recurrences.
Diastasis recti
A bulge in the abdomen without the presence of a true hernia defect. It is caused by stretching and thinning as well as separation of the rectus muscles. It is most commonly seen in women after pregnancy but can be seen in men as well. It may affect the function of your abdominal wall.
Hernias in women
Special consideration is given to women of child-bearing age with hernias. We attempt to repair diastase recti in ventral hernias. We always attempt minimally invasive repair in groin hernias in women.
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