Treating hernias

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

By: Molly Soto

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Hernias affect about 3 percent of the population. They can occur at any age, from newborn children to elderly.   The only treatment is surgery. 


“When we see people for hernias, usually it’s because they’re having pain or because they don’t like how it looks,” says Dr. Anna Pierce, a general and bariatric surgeon at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.  “Both are legitimate reasons to have them repaired.”



Hernias can be repaired surgically in two different ways.  One is open surgery and another is laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, surgery. 


“Depending on the hernia, one options may be better than the other and we can discuss with patients the different options depending on the hernia that they have,” Pierce says.


Dr. Anna Pierce sees patients at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.  To request an appointment, call 920-288-8250 or request an appointment online. 

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