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Treatments for Hernia

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Hopefully you won’t need treatment for your hernia. Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or quitting smoking, are the most effective ways to treat a hernia. Yet, some are at risk for needing surgical treatment for a hernia, for example, those who have GERD are at an increased risk. During diagnostic testing, your doctor will suggest surgery if your hernia is twisted―cutting off blood flow to your stomach.

Most surgeries are minimally invasive, which shortens recovery time and improves post-operative pain. Hernias can come back, so preventive measures should be taken. Spectrum Health offers a multidisciplinary team to treat your hernia, by your side from diagnosis through recovery. We want you to be prepared. Read through treatment options. 


Treatments We Provide

  • Diet and Nutrition Counseling

    Your doctor will work with you to discover ways to adjust your diet. Avoiding alcohol and caffeine, increasing fiber and getting plenty of fluids can all help.

  • Surgery

    Hernia surgery be done with a minimally invasive procedure (laproscopic) or as an open surgery.