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Abdominal wall hernias occurs when a part of an internal organ (typically the small intestine) breaks through a tear or weak point in the abdominal wall.
Hernias can happen to anyone, and significantly impact your activity level and quality of life. They can also lead to complications that are life-threatening. So, it’s important to seek treatment.
Hernias will not resolve on their own and can only be repaired with surgery. Fortunately, many hernias can now be repaired with robotic assisted minimally invasive procedures. This technique reduces recovery time, pain and potential complications
Signs and Symptoms
- A lump or bulge that is apparent when standing and can sometimes disappear when lying down. For males, they can sometimes experience a swollen and/or painful scrotum.
- Pain or discomfort during physical exertion, straining or lifting.
- Weakness or pressure in the groin.
Free Screening Event – Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 – 11:00 am
We invite you, a colleague or family member who may have a hernia, to attend a free information session with our surgery team.
9:00 – 9:30 am Presentation for Jon Krook, MD and Ashley Marek, MD
9:30 – 10:00 am Demonstrations of the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System
9:30 – 11:00 am Optional hernia screening discussion with Dr. Krook or Dr. Marek
Clinic & Specialty Center
715 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Free parking is available in the Clinic & Specialty Center’s underground garage off of Park Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets. Take the elevator to the first floor for our event.