Hernias are simply a hole or defect in the wall of the abdominal cavity that allows protrusion of an organ or abdominal content
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From screening to treatment of hemorrhoids or malignancies, our colorectal program is ready to help with the utmost in care
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Hernias are simply a hole or defect in the wall of the abdominal cavity that allows protrusion of an organ or abdominal content through it. The fascia is a thick layer of tissue that keeps the contents of the abdomen in place. There are certain areas of the abdominal wall which are considered sites of weakness, these are inguinal, femoral and umbilical areas. The groin represents the area where approximately 75% of hernias develop.
Whether due to excess abdominal strain, age, genetics or congenital disorders, this tissue can weaken and intestinal contents may begin to push through. Most commonly, fatty tissue and loops of large intestine may push into, and ultimately become trapped in, the hernia defect.
Our surgical program has a dedicated team to follow you every step of the way. Your multi-disciplinary team includes surgeons, (bariatric) nurses, dietitians, mental health professionals, exercise specialists, bariatric advocates and other medical specialists who offer continuous compassionate support and guidance in a respectful environment.
The focus is to help each patient establish and achieve their goals.
The colon or large intestine balances hormonal secretions and keeps us healthy. Its uses are far beyond what the casual observer would consider a simple waste-collecting and bulking facilitator. However, to do its job, the colon requires a healthy balance of fiber and hydration, amongst other things. Even our habits play a role in the health of the colon. For example, straining on the toilet, sitting on the toilet for too long, and plenty of other bad habits can cause problematic changes.
When the colon is healthy, it looks like a smooth tube. Of course, there are undulations, which you’ve probably seen when looking at your results after a colonoscopy. However, small pits or cavities, known as diverticula, can form along the colon. This leads to a diagnosis of diverticulosis. Some of the most common causes of the formation of diverticula are: (more…)
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