An incisional hernia develops when a surgical wound is unable to heal properly after an abdominal surgery. An incisional hernia can happen months or even years after surgery. Most of the time it occurs along a vertical (up and down) incision.
An incisional hernia typically occurs in patients who have experienced any of the following:
- Obesity or very overweight
- Older in age
- Lung problems after surgery
- A post-surgical wound infection
- Multiple surgeries using the same incision
The surgeons at the Center for Colon & Rectal Health are trained to examine abnormal surgical incisions. They will order tests to screen for an incisional hernia and are skilled to perform hernia surgery, if needed.
If you are experiencing a surgical incision and/or wound that is accompanied with bleeding, redness with streaks, foul-smelling drainage, extreme pain, visible protrusion, fever, wound hardness, breathing ailments, and/or heart issues, call 9-1-1 immediately or go to your nearest emergency room.
Our goal is to provide you with a safe and comfortable environment. Every patient is different. We strive to offer you the most accurate and effective treatment options.
Please contact Bucks County’s premier colorectal group to schedule an appointment and to learn more.
St. Mary Medical Center
St. Clare Medical Building, Suite 130
1203 Langhorne-Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA 19047