Complicated or complex hernias include those that have been repaired before on multiple occasions, those associated with infections, or those that have resulted in bowel perforations or fistulas. Each hernia poses unique challenges.
Karl A. LeBlanc, MD, MBA, FACS is an innovator in the field of complicated hernia repair and specializes in using the most advanced minimally invasive techniques to treat all types of hernias. Advantages to this laparoscopic approach include quicker recovery, shorter hospital stays, and a significantly reduced risk of infection and recurrence.
The Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge tailors treatment to meet the needs of individual patients and to address the challenges of each hernia. Patients receive the most advanced surgical care from doctors who are pioneers in the field of hernia repair, dramatically reducing the odds of future complications related to the same hernia.
Our physicians and surgical staff are at the forefront of hernia expertise, with Dr. LeBlanc among an elite group of physicians from around the world developing the newest surgical and surgical training techniques using the most advanced repair materials. Patients regularly travel to Baton Rouge from around the world to receive hernia care from our internationally renowned surgeons.
"Our involvement with advances in hernia repair at the international level is a tremendous benefit to our patients," said Dr. LeBlanc. "We bring these cutting edge techniques to our every day practice, giving our patients their best chance of a truly successful and further complication-free outcome. Most hernias at the Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge are repaired laparoscopically, which is not common nationally. In fact, most patients we see are candidates for minimally invasive procedures. Although we perform surgeries minimally invasively whenever possible, we are also very experienced in performing traditional (open) surgery."
The Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge is located at 7777 Hennessy Boulevard in Baton Rouge. Find a doctor who specializes in hernia repair to help answer your questions. Make an appointment today by calling (225) 769-5656.