Enjoy Lasting Relief With Hernia Repair in NJ

Dr. N. Bill Aydin is an expert at diagnosing hernias and skillfully performing hernia repair surgeries in New Jersey, addressing the painful and uncomfortable symptoms that can disrupt your daily life. Left untreated, hernias can lead to serious complications. Fortunately, most insurance plans cover hernia repair surgery if the patient is experiencing negative complications, like pain and discomfort, that significantly impact their well-being. Let Dr. Aydin help you experience lasting relief with his expert medical care.

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What Is a Hernia?

A hernia occurs when a body organ is pushed through a tear in the tissue or muscle that holds that organ in place. Hernias are a common condition in individuals of all ages. For many, the main symptom of a hernia is a bulge or lump that may be more visible when standing up, bending down, or coughing. Complications of an untreated hernia include the following:

  • Intense pain
  • Swollen and red skin over the hernia
  • Restricted blood flow to the area, causing gray or blue skin tone
  • Irreducible or incarcerated hernia (the bulge cannot be pushed back in) causing loss of blood supply to the intestinal tissue
  • Tissue death (necrosis)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Gangrene

For these reasons, receiving proper treatment and surgical intervention is vital.

Are You a Candidate for Hernia Repair?

You are likely a candidate for hernia repair surgery in NJ if you experience symptoms such as pain, discomfort, or a visible bulge that worsens during physical activities like coughing or lifting. Urgent surgical intervention may be necessary if your hernia is incarcerated (trapped tissue) or strangulated (cut-off blood supply), as these conditions can lead to serious complications. 

Additionally, surgery might be advisable if the hernia significantly impacts your daily activities or if non-surgical treatments have failed to alleviate your symptoms. Dr. Aydin can diagnose your hernia and assess your overall health and medical history to ensure you are fit for the procedure and to minimize any potential risks. He will then discuss the most appropriate treatment options based on your specific circumstances.

Why Choose Dr. Aydin?

Dr. Aydin is a double-board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with nearly two decades of experience. His extensive surgical training and proficiency make him well-equipped to handle complex hernia repairs, including those with cosmetic considerations. His comprehensive approach includes assessing the immediate issue and considering long-term outcomes and overall health implications. His meticulous technique aims to minimize recurrence rates and optimize recovery.

Each patient’s situation is unique, and Dr. Aydin recognizes this by offering tailored treatment plans. He takes the time to discuss all available options and works with patients to choose the best course of action based on their specific conditions, preferences, and health goals. Dr. Aydin believes in patient education and proactive communication throughout the treatment and recovery. Patients are well-informed of the risks, benefits, and details of their surgery, empowering them to make informed decisions about their health.

By operating in fully equipped, state-of-the-art medical facilities, Dr. Aydin ensures that all procedures are performed using the latest and safest technology. Recognized for his compassion and empathy, Dr. Aydin and his team provide a supportive environment, making patients feel at ease throughout their surgical journey. He is committed to quality care and aesthetic excellence, reflected in his high patient satisfaction rates.

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What to Expect During the Procedure

Dr. Aydin performs open hernia repairs in which an incision is made near the hernia, and a mesh is sewn over the muscle. Mesh is typically used for large hernia repairs and may reduce the risk of hernia recurrence. In an open repair, the muscle itself may also be sutured closed instead of using a mesh. The surgical site is closed using staples, sutures, or surgical glue.

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I was nervous about potential scars or healing not going as smoothly as possible, and Dr. Aydin must’ve under-promised and over-delivered. It’s almost as if he used a fairy godfather wand during my surgeries… Dr. Aydin also makes you feel safe because directly after your surgery, he makes contact with him fully accessible for the next few days, so if there is absolutely any question, worry, or concern at all, he is there with you for every part of the recovery phase.

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Hernia Recovery in NJ

In most cases, the patient can go home the same day they undergo hernia repair surgery. Drinking plenty of water is necessary for proper healing and avoiding post-surgical constipation. Straining during a bowel movement should also be avoided. 

After surgery, patients should not lift more than 10 pounds for 4-6 weeks. Normal activity can be increased slowly, but walking every hour is encouraged to prevent blood clot formation. Most patients can return to work within two to three days after surgery; however, the weight-lifting restriction will still be in place, and no strenuous activity should be performed.

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Hernia Repair FAQ

How long is the procedure?

The duration of hernia surgery can vary significantly, ranging from about 30 minutes for straightforward repairs to as long as five hours for more complex procedures. The length of the surgery depends on the nature of the hernia and the specific surgical approach required.

What are the risks?

As with any surgery, hernia repair carries certain risks, such as infection, bleeding, and a possible reaction to anesthesia. Specific risks related to hernia surgery include recurrence of the hernia, damage to surrounding organs, and chronic pain. Dr. Aydin will discuss these potential risks with you prior to the operation.

When can I resume exercise after hernia repair surgery?

You can generally start gentle walking almost immediately after surgery, as it helps promote circulation and healing. However, more strenuous activities and exercise routines should be avoided until you have fully healed and received clearance from your doctor, typically 4-6 weeks after surgery, depending on the extent of the repair and your individual healing process.

Will my insurance cover hernia repair surgery in New Jersey?

Many insurance plans will help to cover the cost of a hernia repair surgery as long as it is deemed medically necessary (the individual experiences pain or discomfort from it).

Ready to Be Free From Pain?

Start your journey to relief and recovery with our 100% HIPAA-compliant e-consultation. Once you submit your form, our surgical coordinator will connect with you to answer any questions and provide a detailed price quote. Don't delay addressing your hernia concerns—complete the e-consultation now and take the first step towards effective hernia repair with Dr. Aydin.

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