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Hernia Repair Let’s get everything back where it belongs

What is a hernia?

When the tissues or muscles holding a particular organ in place grow weak or are damaged, the organ may protrude through the opening, causing a variety of health problems and pain. There are several types of hernias, including those in the abdomen, thighs, diaphragm, groin and belly button. While some hernias are caused by congenital defects, others occur due to aging, injury, surgical complications (incisional hernia), chronic constipation or chronic coughing.

How can I tell if I have a hernia?

Hernias tend to grow worse over time. They can cause significant back pain, making it difficult to perform even the simplest of ordinary tasks. Typically your doctor can feel an abnormal mass in your abdomen or groin that enlarges whenever you strain yourself, as through coughing, for example. In some cases, the doctor will need to perform tests in order to diagnose your hernia. He or she will use either an endoscope (tube with tiny camera at the end) inserted through your esophagus, or a barium x-ray, which employs a swallowed liquid to reveal sharper images of the digestive tract.

How is a hernia treated?

In cases where your hernia is causing major pain or is growing at a troublesome rate, the doctor may recommend surgery, performed under general or local anesthesia over the course of 1-4 hours.

There are a few different methods that your surgeon may use to repair the damage. One is to close the abdominal wall opening by sewing it shut using woven surgical mesh. This works best when the hernia is on the small side.

Laparoscopic surgery using a micro camera is another option for hernia repair. Using minimal incisions, the doctor is able to carefully monitor and mend the target areas with increased precision. Recovery time tends to be short and sweet with laparoscopic surgery.

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What can I expect from recovery?

After your hernia repair surgery in Beverly Hills, Palmdale or Upland, you will be fitted with a compression garment that will help minimize swelling, bruising and inflammation. Most clients find they can return to work and normal activities within a week or so. Dr. Lahijani will schedule the appropriate follow-up sessions to ensure your healing is progressing as planned. Never hesitate to contact him if you require guidance or have concerns during your recovery. He is happy to hear from you.

Is Dr. Lahijani qualified to perform hernia repair?

Although he is best known for his outstanding results performing cosmetic procedures such as breast augmentation and liposuction, Dr. Lahijani is also a seasoned general surgeon adept in addressing all areas of the human body. Having completed demanding fellowships, internships and residencies at renowned medical institutions like St. John's Hospital and Yale University, Dr. Lahijani has well over a decade of training, expertise and knowledge to draw upon. Additionally, his warm, pleasant demeanor instantly sets patients at ease, making their surgical experience rewarding and calm rather than a source of anxiety.

A patient-centric approach

From the moment you arrive for your surgery to your final follow-up appointment, the team at Dr. Lahijani's office is completely focused on making you feel at home. With valet parking, an inviting waiting room and a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center on premises, we feel certain you will find our services among the best Los Angeles has to offer. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our patients both local and international, so if there is any special request or concierge service you require, do not hesitate to ask.

How can I get more information about hernia repair?

With four convenient locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area, it's simple to get started on your journey to well-being. Dr. Lahijani will meet with you for a private, complimentary consultation in the warmth and comfort of his offices, explaining your options, answering questions, gathering your medical information, and fashioning a treatment plan that is customized to your needs. If you are receiving another type of abdominal surgery such as a tummy tuck or a mommy makeover, Dr. Lahijani can easily perform hernia repair at the same time.

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With four convenient office suites to choose from in Beverly Hills, Palmdale, Upland and Valencia, clients seeking rejuvenation can find the perfect location to suit their busy lifestyle. During your consultation, Dr. Lahijani will examine you, take down your medical history, review before and after photos, and create a personalized treatment plan customized to your body. If you are looking for a full body contouring makeover, the doctor can also give you information about additional procedures at this time, as one major benefit of combining treatments is less overall downtime for the patient.

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