What Should I Do if I Have a Hernia?

If you discover an odd bulge in your abdomen or groin area, speak to your family doctor. They may diagnose you with a hernia. While a hernia diagnosis can feel overwhelming, it’s a common and treatable condition. However, it will require hernia surgery to resolve.

Hernias affect men and women from all walks of life, and can greatly impact your daily routine with pain and discomfort. Undergoing hernia surgery can help you regain your quality of life and eliminate the pain caused by the hernia. Clearpoint Health Network offers private hernia surgery at our Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, and Winnipeg medical clinics.

What Is a Hernia?

Hernias usually occur when there is a combination of pressure and muscle weakness in the abdominal area, and some of the abdominal contents protrude through the surrounding muscle.

What Causes a Hernia?

Anything that causes pressure in the abdomen can trigger a hernia, including straining, lifting, and coughing.  Some people can develop hernias in the area of a scar from previous surgery, especially if there was an infection in the incision.

What Are Hernia Symptoms?

Symptoms can range from vague discomfort, pressure, pain, or even vomiting. These symptoms will be aggravated by anything that increases the pressure in the abdominal cavity. Learn more about hernia symptoms in our related blog post.

What Happens During a Hernia Surgery?

There are two common procedures to treat a hernia, depending on your specific condition and preferences.

  • Laparoscopic hernia repair surgery is a minimally invasive option, which uses small incisions and a tiny camera called a laparoscope. This camera gives a wide interior view of the hernia to perform the surgery.
  • Open hernia repair surgery requires a larger incision in the abdomen or groin that gives the surgeon full access to the hernia, as well as greater visibility for better accuracy.

Where Can I Go for My Hernia Surgery?

Waitlists are often long for common surgical procedures like this, which can add to the stress or pain of a hernia. As waitlists grow longer, many people waiting for elective surgery, such as hernia surgery, are left in pain. When you choose to undergo private surgery at Clearpoint Health Network, you can get the immediate treatment you need for your hernia, without having to travel outside the country for rapid access to surgery.

Get Help for Your Hernia Pain

If you’re struggling with a painful hernia or another condition that impacts your quality of life, private surgery in Canada at Clearpoint Health Network may be the solution you need to alleviate your pain. You can benefit from rapid access to surgery while staying within Canada with Clearpoint Health Network.

Our private clinics in TorontoWinnipegCalgary, and Vancouver offer a variety of surgical specialties, from private hernia surgery and orthopedic surgeries to ENT surgery. When you choose Clearpoint Health Network, you can undergo the surgery you need and return to your normal life sooner. Clearpoint Health Network’s accredited and advanced surgical centres offers Canadians access to high-quality, private healthcare from our team of board-certified surgeons and registered nurses. If you’d like to learn more about our licensed surgical centres across Canada or arrange a consultation, contact us today.


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