Why Differentiate Between the Types of Hernia?

It is essential to determine which type of hernia you have because each type of hernia is repaired differently. For example, patients with an indirect hernia or a congenital hernia, the muscles in the region are not damaged. There is a just natural opening in the muscles that failed to close. There is usually no need to do a full reconstruction of the inguinal floor. Often only a few sutures are required to close the hole. Direct hernias or acquired hernias are more challenging to repair because the muscles have been damaged, and thus it is harder to find healthy tissues to repair the defect. Femoral hernias develop deep to the inguinal ligament. Since most inguinal hernia repairs use the inguinal ligament to repair the inguinal floor, the standard inguinal hernia repairs will not fix a femoral hernia. So, femoral Hernias require special attention.

Learn more about Dr. Brown’s approach to hernia repair without mesh. Contact Dr. Brown today.

William Brown, MD
Hernia Specialist

Dr. Brown has been repairing inguinal hernias for over 30 years, taking care of Athletes with Sports Hernia injuries since 1999.  Dr. Brown has been taking care of patients with complications from mesh for so long that his hair is gray. Luckily he still has some hair.

His patients include players from the San Jose Sharks and the San Jose Earthquakes as well as athletes from the NFL, AFL, NBA, and the local college teams. As well as Athletes from 15 foreign countries.

Fremont Office
William H. Brown, M.D.
39470 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 793-2404
Fax: (510) 793-1320

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