Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

One Surgical Specialists

Robotic Surgery & General Surgery located in Tri-State Area, Hackensack, NJ & Tri-State Area, Parsippany, NJ

Your abdominal wall protects the organs in your abdominal cavity and stabilizes your torso. Conditions like complex hernias, recurrent hernias, and abdominal trauma affect the structure and function of your abdominal wall, requiring abdominal wall reconstruction. The skilled surgeons at One Surgical Specialists in Hackensack, New Jersey, have advanced training in doing abdominal wall reconstruction. Call the office today or schedule your abdominal wall reconstruction surgical consultation online.

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Q&A

What is abdominal wall reconstruction?

Abdominal wall reconstruction is a surgery that repairs weakened or damaged areas of the abdominal wall.

Your abdominal wall refers to the layer of tissue, fat, and muscle covering the abdominal cavity, protecting your stomach, kidneys, small intestine, and other organs. The muscles in the abdominal wall help support the weight of your upper body.

Damage or weakness in the abdominal wall can affect your ability to sit, stand, bend, and place added stress and strain on your back muscles and weight-bearing joints.

Abdominal wall reconstruction repairs these weakened or damaged areas.

Who needs abdominal wall reconstruction?

The skilled surgeons at One Surgical Specialists have advanced training in abdominal wall reconstruction. They’ll recommend the surgical procedure if you have:

  • Recurring hernias
  • Incisional hernia (hernia at the site of a surgical incision)
  • Prior hernia surgery that needs repair
  • Traumatic injury to your abdominal wall
  • Infection after surgery

One Surgical Specialists also uses abdominal wall reconstruction to repair diastasis recti. In this condition, the abdominal wall muscles overstretch during pregnancy, causing a belly bulge resembling a hernia.

What happens during abdominal wall reconstruction?

The surgeons at One Surgical Specialists customize each abdominal wall reconstruction surgery to match your needs and goals.

Though the practice specializes in robotic surgery and minimally invasive procedures, most patients needing abdominal wall reconstruction require traditional open surgery.

The procedure uses a general anesthetic. The surgery can take 2-6 hours.

During the procedure, your surgeon reshapes and repairs each layer of your abdominal wall and might place a surgical mesh to strengthen and support the tissue.

You could spend up to five days in the hospital following abdominal wall reconstruction.

How long is recovery following abdominal wall reconstruction?

Recovery following abdominal wall reconstruction depends on the extent of the surgery and your overall health. Most patients return to light daily activities 2-5 weeks after surgery.

Your surgeon at One Surgical Specialists schedules regular follow-up appointments to keep an eye on your healing and recovery.

To schedule an abdominal wall reconstruction consultation at One Surgical Specialists, call the office today or book an appointment online.