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What are the treatment options for a ventral hernia?

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The surgical treatment options for repairingventral hernias are open surgery, laparoscopic removal and mesh placement surgery. Surgically repairing a ventral hernia is major procedure. Massive ventral hernias need a procedure known as progressive pneumoperitoneum.

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In mesh placement surgery, surgeons push back the tissue into place then use a wire mesh to hold it in place. Laparoscopic removal is a minimally invasive surgery that involves creating numerous small openings and repairing the hernia. The surgery is guided using a tiny camera. In open surgery, a large opening is made to access and repair the ventral hernia. If left untreated, hernias increase in size, leading to intestinal strangulation and blockage.

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