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Hernia? You Have Options…

Hernia repair specialists offer a number of therapies for hernias at Jordan Valley Medical Center – West Valley Campus, including hernia surgery. These procedures can be highly effective in improving the quality of life for patients just like you.

Fix Hernia Pain In West Valley City, UT

There are many types of hernias, including hiatal hernia, incisional hernia, inguinal (groin) hernia, femoral hernia and others. In order to know what treatment option is best for you, it’s important to first see a hernia surgeon for a consultation.

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*Please note: You will be transferred to the Hernia Center of Utah.

Your hernia surgeon may be able to diagnose the type of hernia you have and recommend an appropriate therapy based on your unique circumstances.

Learn More About Types of Hernias

Access our Health Library to learn more about the different types of hernias. (Or, read more in “What is a Hernia?”)

Hiatal Hernia: may cause heartburn or other chest discomfort, a feeling of chest fullness after a meal, frequent burping, an acid taste in the mouth or trouble swallowing. Learn more.

Inguinal hernia: occurs when part of your intestine pushes through a weak spot in your lower belly. This is the most common type of hernia. Learn more.

Femoral Hernia: a bulge occurs low in the groin and is more common in females.

Umbilical Hernia: a defect that occurs through the belly button or umbilicus.

Ventral Incisional Hernia: a bulge with or without discomfort in an area of a scar from a previous abdominal operation.

Diaphragmatic Hernia: a birth defect of the diaphragm opening.

Epigastric Hernia: a small painful bulge in the midline between the umbilicus and the chest.

Parastomal Hernia: an incisional hernia resulting from a surgery creating an opening from an area inside the body to the outside.

Sports Hernia: muscle, tendon or ligament strain or tear in the lower abdomen or groin area. 90% can be repaired with non-surgical methods, including orthopedic treatment and physical therapy.

Internal hernia: protrusion of an internal organ that remains in the abdominal cavity.

It’s important to note that hernias cannot be repaired without surgical intervention. Diet and lifestyle changes may be sufficient for managing symptoms in some cases. However, many hernia symptoms will not go away without treatment. Rather, symptoms often become worse and may even become life-threatening.

Ask Your Hernia Question

Do you have a question about hernias, hernia surgery or insurance? Email your question to the Hernia Center of Utah.

Schedule a Consultation*
*Please note: You will be transferred to the Hernia Center of Utah.

Find Out If Hernia Surgery Is Right for You

Today, many hernia repair surgeries are done using minimally invasive techniques. By using smaller incisions, surgeons may be able to reduce risks, recovery time and post-operative pain. Talk to your hernia repair specialist at Jordan Valley Medical Center – West Valley Campus to learn more.

  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: Benefits of this approach may include lower risk of infection, quicker return to work and sports, less pain and smaller incisions.
  • Open Repair With Mesh: This approach may be appropriate for some inguinal and femoral hernias. Popular methods include Lichtenstein repair, plug and patch repair, and Prolene Hernia System repair mesh.
  • Open Umbilical and Ventral Hernia Repair: This type of surgery uses a prosthetic mesh with the potential advantage of an improved abdominal wall contour.

Talk to a Hernia Repair Surgeon*
*Please note: You will be transferred to the Hernia Center of Utah.

Did You Know…

Hernia surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis and patients return to normal activity relatively quickly. Major advances in recent years have revolutionized hernia repair, leading to smoother and faster recovery, minimizing recurrence, reducing post- repair pain and making treatment possible for hernias previously considered not repairable.

Schedule Your Hernia Consultation Today

A hernia will not improve on its own. Take the first step toward a healthier, pain-free version of your life by simply starting the conversation with a hernia repair surgeon near you. To do so, call the Hernia Center of Utah at 801-895-4201 or schedule a consultation online.

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*Please note: You will be transferred to the Hernia Center of Utah.

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