How is an incisional hernia treated?
The surgical repair of an incisional hernia is largely dependent on reducing or eliminating the tension present at the surgical site. The method that is preferred by most hernia surgeons is a tension-free method and is used by most medical centers. This procedure involves the placement of a mesh patch. Once the mesh is sewn into the area, it bridges the weakened area that is beneath it. The mesh becomes firmly integrated into the abdominal wall as the area heals, and continues to protect the organs of the abdomen.