Spigelian Hernia Repair

A Spigelian hernia is the abnormal bulging of an organ through a weak spot in its containing wall. 

Spigelian hernia Repair at Smith Medical
Spigelian Hernia Repair


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Spigelian Hernia Repair Procedure

A Spigelian hernia is the abnormal bulging of an organ through a weak spot in its containing wall. This type of hernia is rare and can be difficult to diagnose. Spigelian hernias occur in the Spigelian fascia located on the side of the abdominal wall. Patients with this condition may experience various symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Surgical intervention may become medically necessary to prevent complications such as bowel obstruction or strangulation, or if patients begin experiencing severe symptoms.

When is This Procedure Necessary?

Spigelian hernia repair is medically necessary when the hernia becomes symptomatic, poses a risk of incarceration or strangulation, or causes significant discomfort and interference with daily activities. This type of hernia is often small and may not cause noticeable symptoms in its early stages. However, as it grows larger or becomes incarcerated (trapped within the abdominal wall), it can lead to severe complications such as bowel obstruction or ischemia requiring emergency surgical intervention. Therefore, timely repair of a Spigelian hernia is crucial to prevent potentially life-threatening complications and restore the integrity of the abdominal wall.

What To Expect

A Spigelian hernia is typically addressed through minimally invasive measures. To begin the repair process, the surgeon will make an incision at the site of the hernia, carefully exposing and identifying the protruding tissue. The herniated contents are then gently pushed back into place, and any potential sac is removed to prevent future recurrence. The surgeon will reinforce the weakened abdominal wall with mesh or sutures to provide additional support and security. Finally, the incision is closed with stitches or surgical staples. This minimally invasive procedure typically results in a quick recovery time and low risk of complications, making it a preferred choice for treating Spigelian hernias efficiently and effectively.

The recovery process post-surgery typically involves a period of rest and restricted activity to allow for proper healing of the surgical site. Patients may experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the incision site immediately after surgery, but these symptoms usually subside within a few days with proper pain management. Patients need to follow their healthcare provider’s instructions regarding wound care, physical activity limitations, and pain management medication to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.

Spigelian Hernia Repair with Smith Medical

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