Hernia Repair Specialist

George Liberis, MD, ScD, FACS

General Surgeon located in New City, NY

Hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries in the United States, thanks in large part to advanced surgical techniques. Dr. George N. Liberis offers these advanced laparoscopic techniques to his patients in New City, New York, making most hernia repairs an extraordinarily effective and minimally invasive procedure. If you’re bothered by a nagging hernia, phone the office or book an appointment online to find out more about hernia repair.

Hernia Repair Q & A

What is a hernia?

A hernia describes a condition where an organ or fatty tissue pushes through a wall of weakened muscle, or fascia. There are several types of hernias, including:

Inguinal Hernia

This type of hernia is far and away the most common, accounting for 75% of all abdominal wall hernias. With an inguinal hernia, your intestine or bladder pushes through your abdominal wall or inguinal canal in your groin.

Icisional Hernia

If you’ve had surgery in your abdomen, you’re often left with a weak spot in your abdominal wall, which an intestine may protrude through.

Femoral Hernia

This is a rare type of hernia that occurs mainly in women who are pregnant or obese and describes a condition where fatty tissue or a piece of your bowel travels down your groin into the top of your thigh.

Umbilical Hernia

This is common among newborns and happens when a piece of the small intestine pokes through the abdominal wall near the navel.

Why do I need a hernia repair?

Hernias don’t correct themselves on their own, and they can grow larger if left untreated. While hernias are rarely life-threatening, many hernias can cause a great deal of discomfort.

In rare cases, the hernia can become strangulated, which is life-threatening because the blood supply has been cut off, causing your affected tissue to die rapidly.

Since hernia repair is so routine, many people prefer to be proactive with their hernias and have Dr. Liberis repair them.

How is hernia repair surgery performed?

Thanks to laparoscopic techniques, Dr. Liberis can usually repair your hernia using tiny, specialized pieces of equipment that he threads through small incisions in your lower abdomen. Once he makes the incisions, he fills your abdomen with gas to get a better view of the area and to allow him easier access to the hernia.

With the aid of a small camera and light, Dr. Liberis uses a video screen to guide his tools. He pushes the protrusion back through your muscle, restoring it to its proper place, and places a mesh over the weakened fascia.

If you’d like to learn more about hernia repair, call Dr. Liberis, or use the online booking form to schedule a consultation.

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