Hernias are probably more common than you think.
More than one million hernia repairs are being performed in the U.S. each year. If you or a loved one suffers from sharp pains and dull aches that increase throughout the day, you may have a hernia. A hernia occurs when part of the intestine bulges through a weak area in the muscles of the abdomen often due to heavy strain on the abdominal wall, weight gain, pregnancy, aging, injury, an old incision or a weakness present from birth. Nebraska Medicine uses minimally invasive techniques to repair your hernia and get you back to your normal activity level again.
Why choose Nebraska Medicine for Hernia Surgery
Our minimally invasive surgeons are experts in their field. When hernias become entrapped or strangulated which cuts off blood flow to an organ, immediate treatment is necessary. When you receive care at Nebraska Medicine, you can be sure that you will be evaluated and treated swiftly, safely and appropriately to prevent unnecessary complications.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
We use a minimally invasive approach that requires very small incisions to repair your hernia. This means you will have less down time and will most likely go home the same day or after a 24-hour observation period. This procedure entails using specialized equipment such as long, thin instruments, scopes with cameras and high definition monitors with no large incisions required. Benefits include less pain, small incisions, less operative time, quicker return to normal activity, fewer complications and reduced risk of wound infection.
Our Expertise and Experience
Doctors at Nebraska Medicine have published papers about how to perfect minimally invasive procedures and make them safer for our patients. Because of our findings, centers around the country have changed how they perform these procedures. Our expertise and advanced training prevent possible complications from hernia surgery.
Highly Ranked Care
Nebraska Medicine is ranked among the nation’s best. Each year, U.S. News and World Report surveys the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals to come up with the year’s list of Best Hospitals. Just 3 percent of the hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals earn national ranking in even one specialty. We are proud of our past recognitions:
We are proud of our past recognitions as a high-performing hospital in Gastroenterology in the 2011-12 , 2013-14 and 2016-17 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking as well as ranked nationally in Gastroenterology in the 2012-13 and 2014-15 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking.