A hernia is usually treated with surgery. At Mercy Hernia Care at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital and Mercy Suburban Hospital, surgeons use the latest minimally invasive techniques that result in smaller incisions, fewer stitches, less pain and much faster recoveries.
Your surgeon will use a thin, yet sturdy material called a “mesh” to repair the hernia. The mesh allows new growth of your body’s own tissue. The mesh can go under or over the muscle to support weakened area and is held in place by a few sutures.