Hernia Surgery

Inguinal Hernias Dr. Josh Roller, Dr. Yong Kwon, and Dr. Joshua Mourot specialize in using minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat hernia-related disorders. Inguinal hernias, a common type of hernia, especially in men, presents as a bulge in the groin that becomes more prominent while coughing, straining, or rising to stand. Hiatal Hernias Dr. Roller, Dr. Kwon and Dr. Mourot also specialize in hiatal hernia surgery. A hiatal or hiatus hernia is the protrusion of the upper part of the stomach into the thorax through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm and is more common in morbidly obese individuals. Sports Hernias A sports hernia is a painful, soft tissue injury, usually affecting the oblique muscles in the lower abdomen or groin area. Sports or activities that involve planting the feel and twisting with maximum exertion can cause a tear in the soft tissue called a “sports hernia.” Most commonly found in football players, Dr. Roller sees many of these throughout the season, and as the official general surgeon for the Arkansas Razorbacks, he understands the importance of getting his patients back to play quickly. Laparoscopic Surgery Techniques All of our surgeons are specially trained in laparoscopic surgery techniques to correct all types of hernias. These laparoscopic techniques offer the added benefits of a shorter operating time, less pain and shorter recovery.