An epigastric hernia is a type of hernia that occurs in the upper abdomen, typically in the midline between the chest and the belly button. At our specialized center, we offer thorough diagnosis and advanced treatment options for epigastric hernias, aiming to alleviate discomfort and restore your well-being.
Understanding Epigastric Hernia
Epigastric hernias are characterized by a small bulge or lump in the upper abdominal area. They occur when fatty tissue or a portion of the intestine pushes through a weakened area in the abdominal muscles. Epigastric hernias are more common in adults and may cause discomfort, especially when straining or lifting heavy objects.
- A visible lump or bulge in the upper abdomen
- Discomfort or pain, particularly when bending over or lifting
- Sensation of pressure or fullness in the upper abdominal area.
Our experienced medical team offers a range of treatment options tailored to your specific condition and needs. Treatment may involve non-surgical approaches, lifestyle modifications, or surgical intervention.
For mild cases, certain lifestyle changes such as avoiding heavy lifting, maintaining a healthy weight, and practicing proper lifting techniques may help manage symptoms.
Wearing a supportive abdominal binder or using a hernia truss under the guidance of a medical professional may help alleviate discomfort for some individuals.
For larger or symptomatic epigastric hernias, surgical repair may be recommended. Our specialized surgeons are skilled in performing both open and minimally invasive procedures to restore the abdominal wall’s integrity.
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Patients are given instructions on how to care for the incision site, manage any pain or discomfort, and gradually resume regular activities.