Hernia - Beaufort Memorial Hospital



A hernia is a common abdominal problem that can affect men and women. It is caused by organs that bulge past surrounding tissue or muscle. Whether hernias grow slowly or come on all at once, they can be risky and require surgery to avoid dangerous complications. Beaufort Memorial’s team of board-certified surgeons has extensive experience in many types of minimally invasive hernia repair, including da Vinci robotic surgery.

Common Problems and Conditions

Symptoms, which vary by hernia type and location, range from a small, pain-free lump to a painful swollen bulge in an affected area. Common hernia types include:

  • Femoral
  • Hiatal
  • Incisional
  • Inguinal
  • Umbilical
  • Ventral

Surgical Treatments

  • Hernia Repair — da Vinci, laparoscopic or open

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