Hernias are a relatively common condition that occur in people of all ages.
Some folks are born with hernias, others develop hernias from pushing muscles too hard, and lifting heavy items. Hernias are often self-diagnosed and should be treated.
Puyallup Surgical Consultants’ team of general surgeons understand that hernias can quickly become painful. Our team of doctors want to help you resume the activities you have been avoiding, and get back to things like gardening, exercising, and even major aspects of parenting.
Heal in record time.
Our surgeons have perfected surgical techniques to significantly reduce recovery time and get you back in the swing of life faster.
Abdominal Wall Hernia
An abdominal wall hernia occurs when there is a protrusion of the intestine through an opening or area of weakness in the abdominal wall. An abdominal wall hernia causes noticeable bulging and are common, particularly among men.
One type of groin hernia is the inguinal hernia. It is most common in men but children can get them too. You’ll notice the inguinal hernia in the crease of the groin. A bulge will appear and happens when a portion of the intestine or other organ protrudes through an opening in the abdominal wall and into the inguinal canal. Women can get groin hernias as well, known as a femoral hernia.
Hiatal hernias occur when part of your stomach pushes upward through your diaphragm. Your diaphragm normally has a small opening (or hiatus) that allows your esophagus to connect with your stomach, but a hiatal hernia can cause frequent heartburn by allowing acid backup in the esophagus.
If self-care and medication have not resolved your hernia symptoms, please give us a call.