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Hernia surgery is the process of removing bulges that occur when organs protrude through holes or soft spots of the body, according to registered nurse Jennifer Heisler for About.com. The most common surgical spots for hernia surgery are the groin and abdomen areas.


Laparoscopic hernia surgery is like other laparoscopic procedures, where the surgeon gives general anesthesia to the patient and makes a tiny incision in or below the navel, according to WebMD. The surgeon enlarges the abdomen with air so she can view the patient’s abdo...


Hernia surgery is done by cutting the inner lining of the abdomen to expose the weakness in the abdominal wall, which is patched with a surgical mesh to reinforce it, according to Cleveland Clinic. This procedure is done either through small holes with special thin inst...


For individuals who qualify for Medicaid, free or low-cost outpatient surgery is available in every U.S. state except Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. To learn if you qualify, visit HealthCare.gov, as the U.S. Ce...


Hernia repair surgery is recommended if the hernia causes pain and inconvenience when doing regular daily activities, according to MedlinePlus. Strangulated hernia is a serious type of hernia that requires immediate surgery, states WebMD.


Surgery is necessary for a hernia that contains a trapped loop of intestine, called an incarcerated hernia, or that contains an intestinal loop cut off from its blood supply, which is a strangulated hernia and requires immediate attention, according to WebMD. Other smal...


The best way to treat a hernia without surgery is to monitor it and make some lifestyle changes, although there are inherent risks in avoiding surgery, advises WebMD. Only umbilical hernias, which occur with babies and children, can repair themselves over time.