Hernia Surgery

If hernia pain is interfering with your ability to work or be physically active, you may need hernia surgery. David Dyslin, MD, FACS, offers minimally invasive options In his Fort Worth Hospitals near Alliance, Keller, and Trophy Club. Dr. Dyslin can treat a variety of hernia types, including inguinal and complex hernias. Schedule a consultation for hernia surgery by calling his office or using the online booking feature.

Hernia Surgery Q&A

  • What is a hernia?
  • A hernia happens when one of your organs push through an opening in the tissue or muscle that holds it in its correct position. Typically, hernias occur in the abdomen, but may also occur in your belly button, groin, or the upper thigh area. Hernias are often the result of strenuous movements and muscle weakness in your muscles. A hernia can develop suddenly, such as when you improperly lift a heavy object, or gradually due to injury or age.
  • Why types of hernias can be treated?
  • Dr. David Dyslin can treat several types of hernias, including:
    • Inguinal: Inguinal hernia is the most common type that occurs when your intestines push through your lower abdominal wall.
    • Hiatal: In a hiatal hernia, your stomach pushes into the cavity of your chest through a weak spot in your diaphragm.
    • Incisional: Incisional hernia occurs when part of your intestines push out through the surgical scar or areas of surrounding weak tissue.
  • What are the symptoms of a hernia?
  • The most common indication that you have a hernia is a noticeable bulge when you stand up, bend over, or cough. Other symptoms of a hernia may include:
    • Acid reflux
    • Chest pain
    • Trouble swallowing
    • Discomfort or pain
    • Pressure or heaviness in your abdomen
    You can have a hernia with no noticeable symptoms.
  • How is a hernia diagnosed?
  • Dr. Dyslin can usually identify an incisional or inguinal hernia during a physical exam. If you suspect you have a hiatal hernia, he may need to perform an endoscopy procedure or a barium X-ray to confirm a diagnosis. With an endoscopy procedure, Dr. Dyslin uses a tiny camera attached to a slender tube that goes down your throat into your esophagus and stomach. The camera allows him to see your digestive system up close to diagnose a Hiatal hernia. A barium X-ray takes pictures of your digestive tract. You must drink a barium solution that appears in your X-ray images and can identify the presence of a Hiatal hernia.
  • What treatment options are available for a hernia?
  • If medications and lifestyle changes aren’t enough to reduce symptoms of a Hiatal hernia, Dr. Dyslin can perform minimally invasive surgery. Using laparoscopic or robot-assisted surgical techniques, Dr. Dyslin only needs small incisions to make the repairs. This leads to faster healing and less noticeable scarring.