Hernia repair involves a surgical correction of a hernia - a bulging of internal organs or tissues through the wall that contains it.

Here are the hernia procedures Dr Jorgensen commonly performs:

Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair

  • This procedure is for patients where a significant portion of the stomach has herniated into the chest, causing obstructive symptoms such as difficulty in swallowing, early satiety, pain and vomiting or shortness of breath.
  • The procedure is done laparoscopically and has a 2-3 day post-operative stay.
  • Full recovery takes up to 4 weeks.

Inguinal Hernia

  • Inguinal or groin hernias cause bulges along the groin area that may appear to get bigger when you stand up or cough, or may be sensitive to touch.
  • Fullness in the groin, sharp pain or pain when exercising, coughing or bending over may be other symptoms.
  • They are best repaired with a laparoscopic approach as this results in a rapid recovery.
  • Occasionally, open surgery is indicated if previous pelvic surgery has been performed.
  • Prosthetic mesh is used for laparoscopic or open repair.

Umbilical/Incisional Hernia

  • Smaller (< 5cm) hernias are best approached laparoscopically if possible.
  • Larger hernias require open surgery.
  • Prosthetic mesh is used with laparoscopic or open repairs.