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Hernia Center Overview

 

Comprehensive Care for You

The Beverly Hospital Hernia Center offers a specialized approach to hernia care. Our team supports, treats, and guides you and your family throughout the entire process from the initial visit, therapeutic interventions, to surgery, and ultimately recovery.

Call 978-712-1570 to schedule an appointment.

What is a hernia?

A hernia is a condition in which part of an organ is displaced and protrudes or bulges through the wall of the cavity containing it.  For example, the usual hernia is a lump of intestinal or fatty tissue that is pushed through a defect or weakness in the abdominal wall. Hernias are described based on the location of the hernia (inguinal, femoral, umbilical, and others).

Origin

Hernias can be caused by strenuous exercise such as lifting heavy objects, chronic coughing, damage from past injury or surgery, sports, pregnancy, constipation, weight gain, chronic lung disease, abdominal cavity fluid, and hereditary factors.

Symptoms

Symptoms can include a visible bulge, pain or discomfort, a feeling of weakness or pressure/fullness, as well as a burning or aching sensation in the affected area.

To schedule an appointment or learn more, please call 978-712-1570.

Addison Gilbert Hospital
4th Floor Specialty Clinic
298 Washington Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978.712.1570
Fax: 978.922.9203

Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers
Medical Specialties
480 Maple Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978.712.1570
Fax: 978.922.9203