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!
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?
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.
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