Hernias are classified by location…

but in general are bulges of fat, muscle or tissue which tear through the muscle tissue of the abdominal wall.


Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia occurs when the stomach protrudes into the opening in the diaphragm. Sliding and paraesophageal hernias are two types of hiatal hernias, the latter being of a higher health concern with possibilities of stomach strangulation.

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Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal hernias occur when the soft tissue part of the membrane lining the abdominal cavity (omentum) or the intestine protrudes through a weak point in the abdominal muscles.

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Ventral Hernia

A ventral hernia can be a birth defect or developed where an incision made during an abdominal surgery. This hernia results from the incomplete closure of part of the abdominal wall.

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Sports Hernia

A sports hernia is a painful, soft tissue injury occurring in the groin area. Athletes who participate in sports requiring sudden changes of direction or intense twisting movements are at higher risk of sports hernias.

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Magdi Alexander, MD – Hernia Specialist in Los Angeles November 18, 2014