Hernia repair at Glacial Ridge Center for Surgical Care

Reduce your risk for complications. Relieve your pain. Recover quickly.

At Glacial Ridge Center for Surgical Care, our surgeons specialize in laparoscopic (small incision) hernia surgeries, which are commonly performed in the inner groin, outer groin, belly button, or upper stomach. Their experience in minimally invasive procedures is nationally known and state-of-the-art.

Keeping our patients safe during COVID-19 is our number one priority. We have an adequate supply of PPE—including gowns, masks, and face shields—to protect our employees and patients from COVID-19, so you can safely receive the essential surgical care you need with peace of mind.

How do I know if I have a hernia?

You may be suffering from a hernia if you are experiencing the following symptoms.

  • Pain or discomfort when standing, straining, or lifting
  • Not able to have a bowel movement or blood in your stool
  • A bulge on the surface of the abdomen
  • May develop fever, chills, nausea, or vomiting

A hernia will not go away with exercise, therapy, or time. The longer you wait to repair your hernia, the greater your risk for a potentially serious complication that could cause permanent damage. If you think you may have a hernia, talk to your Glacial Ridge Health System doctor or make an appointment at Glenwood Medical Center: 320.634.5157.

How can Glacial Ridge Health System help?

At Glacial Ridge Center for Surgical Care, we offer minimally invasive surgery to repair hernias in the inner groin, outer groin, belly button, or upper stomach. Our surgeons perform laparoscopic surgery (using small incisions) so pain is minimal, scarring is limited, and recovery is fast.

How long is recovery?

Most people go home the same day of surgery and can return to work within one to two weeks.

How can I learn more?

If you have questions about hernia surgery, or if you would like to learn more about how Glacial Ridge Center for Surgical Care can help you find relief from hernia pain, call 320.634.5157 or fill out the form on this page. We’ll call you within one business day.

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