Why Choose Florida Hospital?
An incisional hernia may cause internal tissue, muscle, and/or the segment of an organ (liver) or membrane (intestine) to protrude through a surgical wound and/or scar tissue. An incisional hernia is a complication of surgery in which a surgical wound is unable to heal properly, causing weakened tissue that can make the surgical site prone to internal protrusion. If the intestine becomes twisted in the incision and loses blood flow, also known as strangulated hernia, this action can cause tissue death to the intestinal segment. Though an incisional hernia is more common in abdominal surgeries, it is likely this type of hernia can form in any part of the body following surgery. Doctors at Florida Hospital are trained to examine abnormal surgical incisions, will order tests to screen for an incisional hernia, and are skilled to perform hernia surgery. If a surgical incision and/or wound is accompanied with bleeding, redness with streaks, foul-smelling drainage, extreme pain, visible protrusion, fever, wound hardness, breathing ailments, and/or heart issues, call 9-1-1 immediately.