A hernia is a weakness on the abdominal wall that can be congenital or acquired. A hernia presents like a mass on the abdominal wall, which can increase in volume on cough of during the physical effort. The hernia can be symptomatic by the presence of pain, local discomfort or burning sensation.
The acquired hernias related to the intense physical activity, pregnancy, obesity (from a chronic increase of the intraabdominal pressure), chronic coughing, or due to the chronic constipation. (that will also increase significantly the intraabdominal pressure).
The treatment can be performed by laparoscopy or robotic surgery, or by laparotomy in case of big hernias that will need a parietal reconstruction.
You can check the aspects of parietal surgeries in this section.