Hiatal Hernia Repair

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

Tammy Ju, MD

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She received her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine and completed her residency in General Surgery at George Washington University and spent a year doing a research fellowship in general surgery. She completed additional fellowship training in Breast Surgical Oncology at Stanford University. Dr. Ju is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and specializes in the field of breast disease including benign and malignant conditions for women and men, with a focus on the surgical management of breast cancer. She performs nipple-sparing and skin-sparing mastectomies, oncoplastic breast surgery, lumpectomies with or without wires, breast biopsies, and axillary lymph node biopsies and dissections.

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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

Breast Biopsy

Nipple Sparing Mastectomy

Oncoplastic Surgery of Breast

Lumpectomy

Mastectomy

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

General Surgery

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