125 Medical Campus Dr.
Lansdale, PA 19446
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SURGICAL TECHNIQUEat the North Penn Hernia Institute
Surgical Repair of Inguinal,
Femoral, Umbilical and Most Incisional Hernias can be SAFELY and EFFECTIVELY performed as a "Same Day", Ambulatory Procedure.
With the patient awake, yet sedated and comfortably free of pain, the risks of General Anesthesia are avoided. Our patients are walking shortly after surgery,
Discharged Home within about 1-2 hours.
We utilize a Mini-Incision "Open" Technique. Under most circumstances, our incisions are very small (about 2 inches or less), located directly over the hernia.
For the most common INGUINAL HERNIA, we utilize a "Tension Free" repair by inserting Mesh to close and repair the hernia defect.
This is associated with the Lowest Risk of Recurrence, when compared to other techniques, including older, conventional suture techniques sill popular in many areas of Canada as well as the USA. In addition, and equally important, there is Minimal Post Operative Discomfort, Few Restrictions on Activity and you
RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITY IN DAYS!
We feel that no two
hernias are alike, but that all hernias differ from patient to patient, often
quite significantly. We therefore feel that no one single TENSION FREE
operation or mesh system is suitable for all patients or all hernias. Surgery
at NORTH PENN HERNIA INSTITUTE is tailored specifically to the
individual needs of each patient. We are expertly familiar with all Tension
Free repair techniques, and these mesh systems are fully available to us. We
select the precise method that is best suited for each hernia based on our
extensive experience developed by performing several hundred hernia
repairs annually. This expertise in both routine and complex hernia surgery
assures that all of our patients receive the most satisfactory, safest and
importantly the most effective repair available.
Recovery is therefore more rapid! Pain is minimal, since muscles are not
pulled together nor sewn under tension. This fully effective contemporary
repair technique allows for your comfortably rapid recovery. The advanced
techniques we utilize are associated with the
Lowest Risk of Recurrence
when compared to other older surgical techniques, including older suture technique
repairs popular in areas of Canada and also the USA, or the Laparoscopic "keyhole" method. This technique is equally
safe and the most effective for "Recurrent" Hernias.
For Specific Questions on Inguinal or other Hernia Repairs
or Call 215-368-1122
James A. Goodyear, M.D., F.A.C.S
Surgeon and Director
Surgery performed at
ABINGTON HEALTH, LANSDALE HOSPITAL