• More than 4500 Bariatric Cases including;
    More than 1550 Sleeves, 1500 Bypass Surgeries,
    400 Robotic-Assisted Bypass Surgeries.
  • Dr. Arif Ahmad Has Been Awarded the
    "Patients' Choice Award" and "Compassionate
    Doctor Award" by Vitals for Five Consecutive
    Years.
  • Dr. Ahmad rated one of America’s top
    surgeons by the
    Consumer Research Council
  • Renew Yourself Today!
  • Recognized as a "Center of Excellence
    in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery"
    Awarded by the Surgical Review
    Corporation continuously since 2007
  • The Most Experienced Fellowship-Trained
    Bariatric Surgeon on Long Island
  • Largest number of Sleeves, Bypasses and
    Bands in Suffolk County. Largest number of
    Bariatric Surgeries in Long Island in
    2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Welcome to one of the top Bariatric
    practices on Long Island
  • Over 10,000 surgical and endoscopic
    procedures performed
  • Impeccable track record with
    over 30 years of experience
  • One of the Top Records for long term
    weight loss with high quality care and
    compassionate staff
  • “Dr. Ahmad routinely utilizes the daVinci
    Surgical System, the most advanced
    surgical platform in the world, to perform
    minimally invasive gastric bypass surgery”
  • Listen to how Richard got his life back
    & how Dr. Ahmad changes lives...
  • Dr. Ahmad was one of the first surgeons in
    Suffolk County to perform the
    gastric bypass laparoscopically
  • On the cutting edge of the newest
    procedures in weight loss surgery.
  • Newsweek acknowledges
    Dr. Ahmad as a leader in
    Bariatric Surgery
  • Ask about the single incision Laparoscopic
    (virtually scarless) option for bypass,
    bands and sleeves
  • Dr. Ahmad has performed over 400
    Robotic Assisted Gastric Bypasses
    utilizing the daVinci Surgical System
  • ORBERA Intragastric Balloon, a non-surgical
    approach at weight loss.


Free Information Seminar

Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 pm
Mather Hospital, 
Cody Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion,
Conference Rooms A&B
625 Belle Terre Road,
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
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Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

What is a hernia?

A hernia is usually recognized as a defect in abdominal wall musculature resulting in a bulge under your skin. Occasionally, it causes no discomfort at all, but you may feel pain when you lift heavy objects, cough, strain during urination or bowel movements or with prolonged standing or sitting. The discomfort may be sharp or a dull ache that gets worse towards the end of the day. These bulges can be found typically at your umbilicus (“belly button”), in either or both groins, or at previous surgical incisions.

What causes a hernia?

Hernias can be present at birth and develop later in life.  Some hernias may protrude in the existing openings of the abdominal cavity or any weakened areas of the abdominal wall.  Overstraining or any activities and conditions that cause increased pressure to the abdominal cavity could contribute to the development or worsening of a hernia. Coughing, heavy lifting, overstraining due to a bowel movement, straining due to difficulty urinating and even obesity are all common conditions and activities that can create or contribute to the forming and worsening of a hernia.

Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic hernia repair is a technique to fix tears or openings in the abdominal wall using small incisions, laparoscopes (small telescopes inserted into the abdomen) and a patch (screen or mesh) to reinforce the abdominal wall.

While these can be repaired using traditional open techniques and large incisions, most patients prefer the laparoscopic approach, which offers the benefits of less postoperative pain, quicker return to regular activities, and a lower rate of infection and/or recurrence. Most patients can return home on the same day of their procedure.

After Surgery

You will receive instructions, including any restrictions, from your surgeon at the time of  your discharge.  The amount of discomfort you feel post-surgery depends on the location of the hernia, the type of repair performed and your individual pain tolerance level.  Activities such as walking and climbing stairs, may be uncomfortable for some time after your surgery.

Please call our office at 631-689-0220 to schedule your follow up appointment.  At your follow up appointment, the surgeon will check how well your incision areas have healed and discuss any further complications you may have had after surgery.  They may also assess your recovery to determine whether it is safe to return back to work and regular daily activities.


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