Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Boise - Caldwell

Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Did you know that your body compensates if your abdominal muscles are weak by using other muscles to hold you up? For example, if you are experiencing lower back pain, poor posture, weakness of the body, or shortness of breath, you might be a culprit of a weak abdominal muscle.

All is not lost. With advanced abdominal wall reconstruction, you can regain your posture and resume your normalcy with ease. This article will explain an overview of abdominal wall reconstruction⁠—what it is, what conditions it can treat, the steps of the procedure, the recovery process, and why Dr. Daniel Gay is the perfect general surgeon to perform this procedure!

Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstruction | Hernia Repair

What is an Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstruction?

This is an advanced surgical procedure that uses state-of-the-art technology to strengthen a weakened or damaged abdominal muscle restoring the functionality of the abdominal muscle. The procedure is performed as the last line of defense after the failure of other types of surgeries.

What Does Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Treat?

Sometimes patients have large hernias that result in a complete deformity of the abdomen. Advanced abdominal wall reconstruction is a treatment option for complex hernias, complications of previously repaired hernias, or a patient suffering from abdominal trauma. 

What Happens During Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstruction?

After the doctor's assessment and resolve that the reconstruction is appropriate, the main objective is to reinforce the abdomen's integrity, protect the intestines, and prevent them from penetrating through the abdominal wall.

During the reconstruction, a general surgeon will rearrange the abdominal muscles to do away with the defect efficiently. The newly arranged muscles are positioned with the use of a biologic mesh that is derived from animal tissue. The tissue is incorporated into the body because it offers a lesser risk compared to synthetic materials.

What is the Recovery Like for Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstruction?

Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstruction | Hernia Repair

After advanced abdominal wall reconstruction surgery is successfully completed, patients typically stay in the hospital for around five days. The duration of time mainly depends on the general health condition of the patient and the extent of the surgery. After two to five weeks of recovery accompanied by regular exercises, patients can resume their daily activities with their doctor's approval.

Why Should You Choose Dr. Daniel Gay for Advanced Abdominal Wall Reconstruction?

Dr. Daniel Gay is one of the most successful general surgeons in the Boise area. He is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and a board-certified general surgeon in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Gay has always had one goal — to treat his patient like he would want to be treated. 

If you'd like a consultation with Dr. Daniel Gay regarding advanced abdominal wall reconstruction, submit a contact form or call (208) 321-4790 to schedule an appointment.

We Accept All Major Insurance Carriers:

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chris brooksby
I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Gay and his whole team, everyone I dealt with was very friendly and took lots of time to explain everything and make me feel comfortable with the procedure that I had scheduled. Additionally Dr. Gay spent a lot of time going over how the surgery had gone with me on my follow up appointment-I never felt like he was trying to say a few things then push me out the door so he could move on to the next patient as I have felt in other doctors offices in the past. That all being said I can’t recommend Dr. Gay and his team enough, they are fantastic! I hope I never need their services again, but if I do I know I’ll be in good hands.
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Dan Rueb
Dr. Daniel Gay is a likeable, friendly surgeon who took his time with me to answer my questions in a patient, thorough manner, explaining my options, & who offered his surgical services at the Nampa St. Luke's Hospital. I highly recommend him.
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Kelly Dawson
10 out of 10!!!! Dr. Gay and Sarah are such a beautiful blessing. I had been having intense symptoms of suspected gallbladder issues for months, but all testing was coming back normal. Because tests were coming back normal, my PCP couldn't get a surgeon to even talk to me. On month 3, she finally reached out to Dr. Gay who was graciously open to having a discussion with me and got me in quickly. He spent so much time explaining things to me & my husband in so much detail. I could immediately tell he genuinely cares for his patients, his practice, and the level of care that is provided. His standards of excellence are high. It felt so good to finally be heard. I had been suffering 4 months of intense gallbladder attacks 1-2 times a week with 2 ER visits. It was completely debilitating. After completing additional testing (which all came back normal), and my attacks becoming more intense and frequent, Dr. Gay agreed to proceed with removing my gallbladder. During the removal he found TWO gallstones that were causing the issue. It was amazing how quickly I started to feel human again. Sarah is an incredibly reliable and personable MA who took care of all my FMLA paperwork like a champ. I didn’t have to worry about a thing. Dr. Gay is such an amazing doctor (a wonderful human) and so down to earth that I felt comfortable with him right away. I have so much gratitude that he was my surgeon. You're doing great work Doc ... keep it up.
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Emily Richcreek
Appreciative of the office and staff, as well as Dr. Daniel Gay himself. Dr. Gay took time to listen and trust me as a patient and that what I was going through was legitimate. Between normal labs, scans, and tests, Dr. Gay took the time to trust what I was feeling and made an important medical decision; which greatly improved my health. In doing so I’m now pain free and feeling amazing. To the office and Dr. Gay himself, thank you for listening and thank you for the wonderful care you provided me. Also this office is amazing with children! Had my pre-k shadow tripping at my feet the whole time. They did amazing keeping him occupied and loaded on suckers. They’re all amazing.
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Glenn Mabey
Did a fine job
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Stewart Galbraith
Referred to Dr. Gay for bilateral inguinal hernia surgery. He explained the procedure well, and the follow-up appointment was also informative. Recovery has gone well, with no complications. Overall, I am very pleased with his service.
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Byl Kravetz
Start to finish, Dr. Gay and his staff were friendly and efficient. All of my questions were answered and the procedure went as smoothly as a procedure can go. Highly recommend their services.
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Dan Cunningham
I couldn’t ask for a better experience than with Dr Gay. Very happy. Not only a good surgeon but takes the time to get to know you. Very please
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