General surgery is a medical specialty that focuses on the surgical treatment of a wide range of diseases and conditions.
General surgeons are trained to perform surgery on many different parts of the body, including the digestive system, abdomen, breast, skin and soft tissues, and endocrine system.
General surgeons work closely with other medical professionals to provide comprehensive care to patients.
During the surgery, the surgeon makes an incision at the site of the hernia and pushes the protruding tissue back into the abdominal cavity. The weakened area of muscle or connective tissue is then repaired, typically using a mesh patch to reinforce the area and prevent the hernia from recurring.
General surgeons are also involved in research and education to advance the field of surgery and improve patient outcomes.