June is National Hernia Awareness Month

Share on Social:

June is National Hernia Awareness Month and while the term hernia may be spoken about often, many people are unsure what a hernia actually is and how it can be treated.

What Is a Hernia?
A hernia is an uncomfortable condition in which an organ or tissue slips through a weak area in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue that holds the abdominal organs in place. It can occur and develop anywhere in the body, especially in the abdominal wall.

Common Symptoms of Hernias
– Pain or soreness in the affected area, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting
– Visibly noticeable protrusion
– Burning, gurgling or aching in the area of the hernia bulge
– Weakness, pressure or a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen

Five Main Causes of a Hernia
– Congenital defects
– Prior surgeries
– Pregnancy
– Improper lifting of heavy objects
– Advanced age & loss of tone

Hernia Awareness Month

Each year, hernias affect millions of Americans, but only a portion of those suffering seek any kind of medical treatment. SRC created a Hernia program accreditation to help patients easily find a provider they can trust and depend on.

Providers: Interested in becoming accredited in hernia surgery? Click here.

Patients: Find an SRC-accredited hernia provider near you by using our Find a Provider tool.

Share on Social:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Learn More About SRC Accreditation

Get Helpful Updates In Your Inbox

Recent News

International Women’s Day 2023

In honor of International Women’s Day, we are highlighting some of the many female surgeons making huge impacts in their patients’ lives and in the

Recent Designee Highlights

SRC-Accredited Providers February 23, 2024

Congratulations to this week’s designees. Nabaz H. Barzinji, MD recently achieved SRC accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Barzinji assists

SRC-Accredited Providers February 9, 2024

Congratulations to this week’s designees. Physicians Regional Healthcare System – Pine Ridge in Naples, Florida Center of Excellence in Colorectal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic

SRC-Accredited Providers February 2, 2024

Congratulations to this week’s designees. Sandeep Anantha, MD has achieved SRC accreditation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery. Specializing in surgical oncology, Dr. Anantha

SRC-Accredited Providers January 26, 2024

Congratulations to this week’s designees. Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, California Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery Surgeons of Excellence: Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in

SRC-Accredited Providers – January 19, 2024

Congratulations to this week’s designees. AdventHealth Winter Garden in Winter Garden, Florida Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery Surgeons of Excellence: Corona Regional Medical Center