LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- While it is true that anyone, regardless of age or gender, can get a hernia, over 90 percent of all hernias are diagnosed in men. Of these hernias, an abdominal wall hernia is the most common type, but not all abdominal hernias are caused by the same thing, and they therefore require different approaches for treatment. Luckily, Dr. Shirin Towfigh of Beverly Hills Hernia Center has years of intensive experience diagnosing and treating all types of hernias. According to Dr. Towfigh, these are some of the abdominal hernias commonly found in men:
- Inguinal Hernias – This is the most common type of hernia for men. In fact, an inguinal hernia repair procedure is one of the most common surgical operations that men undergo. These hernias occur when a part of the lower intestine protrudes through a weak point in the abdominal wall. This can manifest itself as a bulge that comes and goes based on whether or not the patient is stressed, or if they are lying down or standing. It can also form as a hard, permanent protuberance known as an incarcerated hernia that requires immediate medical attention.
- Incisional Hernias – While incisional hernias are not the most common type of hernia, they are serious because they always require surgery to correct them. After having open surgery in the abdominal region, some patients experience a hernia pushing through the site of the scar. There is no way for this type of hernia to heal without surgery or hernia mesh to prevent the intestines from pushing through in the future. As the Western United States' only surgeon specializing in abdominal wall hernias, Dr. Towfigh is extremely skilled when it comes to repairing these types of hernias.
- Umbilical Hernias – In adults, umbilical hernias are much more common in women, but they still do sometimes occur in adult men. Often this is caused by a congenital defect in the navel that is there from birth, but does not manifest itself as a hernia until weight gain or other factors that can occur later in life. Many small umbilical hernias, especially in children, can close up on their own, but more severe cases require surgery to permanently fix the problem.
Dr. Shirin Towfigh is easily among the most respected physicians and surgeons in the United States. She has won numerous Patients' Choice Awards and recognitions, and was most recently named to the 2015 list of Super Doctors. If you think you may be suffering from a hernia, don't wait another day to call Dr. Towfigh at the Beverly Hills Hernia Center. Getting the proper treatment before a hernia worsens is incredibly important. You can call the Beverly Hills Hernia Center at 310-358-5020 or visit their website to get more information about Dr. Towfigh and her work treating a number of different hernia types at www.BeverlyHillsHerniaCenter.com.
PR Submitted by Cyberset.com
SOURCE Beverly Hills Hernia Center