A hernia occurs when part of an organ is moved out of place and pokes through an opening in the surrounding cavity wall (typically the abdominal wall). It can occur from:
The most common areas for a hernia to appear are around the
If you’re overweight, have a chronic cough or constipation, or have a personal family history of hernias, you may be at higher risk.
Hernias can put too much pressure on other body tissues and don’t disappear of their own accord. If left untreated, they can continue to grow bigger, more painful, and cause swelling, so seeking the right course of treatment is crucial.
Dr. Citro’s approach is centered on care, and the best technology for the safest, most efficient, surgical results.
If you have a hernia, one of the first things you might notice is the lump. Your hernia will stand out to you the most when you’re standing up, actively coughing, or bending over.
For some types of hernia, like an umbilical hernia, there’s typically only one symptom: the lump. Monitor any changes and pay attention to your bumps and lumps.
Other common symptoms include:
Some hernias have no symptoms and are only detectable with a medical exam. Dr. Citro can make a diagnosis using a combination of tools including X-rays, endoscopies, or physical examinations.
You may be able to avoid a hernia by maintaining your healthy body weight and avoiding over-straining during heavy-lifting.
If you have a hernia, your treatment options range from medications to surgery. It’s always a good idea to work with Dr.Citro to find the right course of treatment for you.
To perform surgery, Dr. Citro uses the trusted da Vinci system, where his hand movements guide miniature robotic instruments inside the body. These tiny devices are far more flexible than the human hand. With the minimally invasive da Vinci procedure, you’ll experience far less scarring and a shorter recovery period.
Thanks to modern technology, Dr. Citro’s diagnosis and treatment of even the worst hernia cases can help you get back to your normal routine quickly. To find out what’s the best hernia treatment for you, call Nexus Care today or book an appointment online.
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"My experience with Dr. Citro, his office staff and his surgical staff were amazing, from the first visit until my follow up from surgery. I would refer him to anyone."
"The doctor was very efficient. The procedure to take out two hernias took less than an hour. I am very happy that I was referred to him by my doctor."
"He was pleasant, explained what the procedure involved, gave me information on the procedure... And staff helped alleviate any fears I had of getting surgery."
"I feel very comfortable with the job Dr. Citro performed on me. I'm healing well and feel great! Dr. Citro was very professional, and personable."
"Very professional, great doctor. I'm very happy with my surgery, and will recommend to my friends and family."
"I have had to use the services of Dr. Citro on two occasions and on both he did a excellent job. I can recommend him and if I am in need again will not hesitate."
"Dr. Brian Citro is the best I really appreciate what he did for me. During my hernia surgery all his staff were very helpful and nice."
"He is really good, having full mastery of the art of doing robotic surgery. He will explain to you thoroughly what will you expect from your procedure. Thanks Doc."
"The entire process was handled with professionalism, and care. I felt relaxed and very comfortable with the entire situation. I would definitely recommend him."
"Staff was very friendly, helpful, cordial and prompt. Dr. Citro was very knowledgeable and caring. He made sure I felt comfortable."
"I was thoroughly pleased with my experience with Dr Citro. After he performed the surgery, the scar was barely noticeable. I would highly recommend him."
"Hopefully we won't have any further needs to see a surgeon but if we did - we would choose Dr. Citro again."
"My doctor who referred me said that if he was having my surgery he would have Citro do the surgery, so that was enough for me. Recovery went well and post op was good."
"Dr. Citro has done several surgeries for me and I won't go anywhere else when I need surgery in the future. Love him and all his staff!"