Treatment Options for Inguinal Hernias


An inguinal hernia is when a portion of the intestine or abdominal tissue protrudes through a weakened area or opening in the abdominal wall. Common causes of inguinal hernias include heavy lifting, congenital weakness, and obesity. Severe cases of inguinal hernias often require surgical treatment. Other treatment options for inguinal hernias include:

  • Watchful Waiting or Observation
    Some hernias are minor and do not cause any significant symptoms. Treatment for these types of hernias can be observation, which involves monitoring the hernia’s size and any changes in symptoms over time. If the hernia becomes worse, one may require surgical intervention.
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
    Laparoscopic Hernia Repair is a minimally invasive treatment option for hernias. It involves a skilled surgeon who makes small incisions and uses a laparoscope and specialized instruments to repair the hernia. For hernia treatment, consider visiting our surgeon in Los Angeles, California.
  • Open Hernia Repair
    Open Hernia Repair is the traditional approach for treating hernias. It involves an incision directly over the hernia site, pushing the protruding tissue back into the abdominal cavity and reinforcing the weakened wall with sutures or mesh. Our general surgery in Glendale, California, can treat hernias and other available surgical procedures.

For more information about our surgical treatments in Valencia, California, call Louie-Marc G. Contreras MD Corp at 661-253-1353. We provide hernia surgery, trauma surgery, and many more.


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