Hernias begin as abnormal openings or holes that form in supportive tissues of the abdominal cavity. Through these openings, organs like the intestines or bowel may protrude. Many hernias do not actually cause noticeable symptoms, or inhibit the natural function of organs. Through, in some cases, hernias can compromise the blood supply, create an obstruction and/or result in severe pain due to the pressure they place on surrounding tissues.
Hernia pain and complications can seriously compromise quality of life, but they can be treated with great success. Florida Hospital utilizes some of the most advanced surgical treatments available in the country to eliminate the discomfort and health issues associated with a hernia.