Stockholm Hernia Center has a long experience of abdominal wall surgery as inguinal hernia surgery, DRA repair and ventral hernia repair. We have long experience of both open and laparoscopic hernia surgery. Surgical repair of DRA is tailored from anatomical conditions.
All surgical procedures involves risks for postoperative complications. It is important with a preoperative thoroughfull evaluation before planning surgery, to consider the risk and benefit of an operation. We also know that the post surgical rehabilitation period is very important to reach an optimal result. We follow all patients one year after surgery.
Inguinal Hernia is common and afflicts ca 25% of all men and is caused by a weakening and rupture in the inguinal canal. Symptoms can be groin pain and discomfort. There is also a risk for strangulation. The only permanent treatment is surgical repair. We perform preferably laparoscopic hernia repairs but can aloso provide open repairs. We follow all patients and report to the national quality register, Svenskt bråckregister.
DRA (diastasis recti abdominis)
DRA is common after pregnancy. Aproximately 1/3 of all post pregnant women present with a DRA >3 cm. DRA can be one component in the general abdominal weakening following pregnancy and can cause abdominal core dysfunctions as back pain. Today the recommended first line treatment is core stabilizing training. If training is unsuccessful surgery can restore the anatomy and restore the abdominal core function.
Abdominal Ventral Hernia
Abdominal ventral hernias are caused by a rupture in the abdominal wall, for example umbilical hernia. Ventral hernias can also appear in old surgical incisions (incisional hernia). Symptoms can be pain and discomfort. There is also a risk for strangulation that in rare cases can cause severe intestina damage. The only permanent treatment is surgery. We repair non-complicated ventral hernias with open or laparoscopic surgical technique. We follow all patients and report to national quality registers.