Inguinal Hernia Procedures

  • Inguinal hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Ventral hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Recurrent hernia
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Spigelian hernia
  • Flank hernia

Ayesha Rahman, MD

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Ayesha M. Rahman, MD, MSE, in an Orthopedic Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens who specializes in the care of complex injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow. Dr. Rahman has a special interest in elbow instability, post-traumatic reconstructive surgery, arthroscopic minimally invasive surgery, and pediatric surgery. She has published research in Hand and Spine Journals and has delivered presentations at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and American Association of Hand Surgery annual meetings.

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The Expertise of a Hernia Specialist

Inguinal Hernia

Among the various types of hernias, inguinal hernias are the most commonly encountered. While they can affect both men and women, they are more prevalent in males. Surprisingly, approximately 1 in 4 males will experience an inguinal hernia at some point in their lives. The natural weakness in the groin area, resulting from the descent of the testicle from the abdomen into the scrotum, predisposes males to inguinal hernias.

To minimize post-operative pain and the risk of chronic pain, I utilize a tackless technique for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

Haital Hernia

Hiatal hernias typically develop later in life and present with a range of symptoms. These symptoms may include heartburn, nausea, vomiting, regurgitation, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, bloating, belching, or coughing. The term 'hiatal' originates from 'hiatus,' which refers to an opening, specifically the esophageal hiatus.

Umbilical Hernia

Umbilical hernias are among the most common types of hernias. They occur naturally and can affect individuals of all age groups, from infants to the elderly. These hernias form at the site of the navel, also known as the umbilicus, which represents a natural weak spot in the abdominal wall due to the passage of the umbilical cord.

Umbilical hernias typically present as painless bulges at the navel, which may increase in size and become more painful over time. They tend to cause more symptoms during physical activity or prolonged standing, necessitating the expertise of an experienced hernia surgeon for successful treatment.

Specialties

Hernia

Hand Surgeon

General Orthopedics

Family Medicine

Physical Therapy

Wound Care

Thyroid

General Surgery

Jasmin Valera-Lutchman.

"Very thorough evaluation and practically no wait time between PA, doctor, and nurse. Dr Rahman listened to my concerns carefully and treated me accordingly. She explained everything very thoroughly and it didn’t feel rushed at all. "

Queens, NY

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