Hernia Repair

No Mesh Hernia Repair Monmouth County

Hernia Repair in Monmouth County, Jersey Shore, and West Long Branch NJ

A hernia is a weakness that develops in the abdominal wall, compromising the integrity of muscles and forming an opening there – thus leading to a protrusion of abdominal tissues or even intestines. If left untreated, the hernia can trigger severe health complications such as infections or loss of blood to the intestines. Surgical intervention is needed in order to repair the opening and avert more detrimental health complications. Surgeons work to close the weakened abdominal wall and provide additional support either using a mesh or the body’s own tissues. 

Dr. Rahul Vemula is a recognized hernia surgeon based in West Long Branch, NJ. As both a board certified general surgeon and board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vemula is an expert in this specialized surgery. He works with his general surgery colleagues to repair hernias and perform advanced abdominal wall reconstructive surgeries. 

Dr. Vemula has worked with countless hernia patients from Monmouth County areas such as Long Branch, West Long Branch, Eatontown, Rumson, Fairhaven, and Redbank. He is also on call for patients from surrounding Jersey Shore areas such as Brick, Toms River, Ocean County, Middlesex County, Central New Jersey, and New York City.

Different Types of Hernia Repair

There are two types of hernia repair surgery: 

  • Mesh Hernia Repair – Surgeons use a mesh material that can be created from animal tissue or synthetic material to reinforce the weakened abdominal wall. If the mesh is created from animal tissue, then it may be absorbable. If it is created from a synthetic material, then it may be absorbable or nonabsorbable. The major issue with this approach is that it leaves a foreign material in the body that may be rejected leading to chronic pain and other complications. 
  • No Mesh Hernia Repair – This entails treating a hernia without using a mesh. This approach requires extensive surgical experience in order to achieve a successful closure of the affected abdominal wall tissues. Since no foreign object is left in the patient’s body, some of the complications associated with mesh repair are not an issue with this option. 

During your initial consultation with Dr. Rahul Vemula, he will discuss treatment options as well as complications and risks associated with each method. The majority of Dr. Vemula’s Monmouth County hernia surgery patients prefer no-mesh treatment because it offers distinct advantages over mesh hernia surgery.






    Dr. Vemula’s Technique

    No-Mesh Hernia Repair

    Dr. Vemula works in conjunction with his general surgery colleagues to perform  your hernia repair procedure using a number of surgical techniques such as open repair, laparoscopic repair, and robotic repair. The ideal method for this procedure may vary from one patient to another. Nonetheless, the goal of the treatment is to treat open wounds within the abdominal wall, close the gap, as well as return any protruding tissues or organs back to their natural position. 

    During the surgery, Dr. Vemula will close the hernia by carefully stitching tissues of the abdominal wall together. In cases where the hernia opening is quite large, advanced techniques called flaps are used to close the wound.  Dr. Vemula evaluates each patient on an individual basis and creates a personalized treatment plan in order to attain the desired results with minimal risks. 

    Planning your Hernia Repair in Monmouth County

    The cost of non-mesh hernia surgery in New Jersey will vary depending on the extensiveness of the ailment and the kind of surgery that is required. The first step is to book an initial consultation visit at V Plastic Surgery in West Long Branch, New Jersey. During this first visit with Dr. Vemula, you’ll be given a cost estimate as well as provided with information on insurance coverage of this treatment. Dr. Vemula performs this procedure in an accredited operating room, working by a team of highly professional support staff. While most of his patients are from Monmouth County, he also works with individuals from Jersey Shore, Ocean County, and surrounding New Jersey areas.

    No-Mesh Hernia Repair Cost

    The cost of non-mesh hernia surgery will vary depending on the extensiveness of the ailment and the kind of surgery that is required.

    No-Mesh Hernia Repair Recovery

    Most of Dr. Vemula’s patients get back to their regular daily routines within a month.


    Surgery Time

    Patients who receive minimally invasive non-mesh treatment can go home on the same day as the procedure.


    Look at our Before & After Gallery to see the amazing results that Dr. Vemula consistently delivers for his patients.


    Hernia Repair FAQs

    How do I prepare for no mesh hernia repair?

    Following your first consultation visit with Monmouth County hernia repair surgeon, Dr. Rahul Vemula, diagnostic imaging methods such as CT scan or MRI may be ordered. The results of the test will determine what type of surgery you need to alleviate this condition. Dr. Vemula will issue instructions that you should strictly adhere to as you prepare for this surgery. Often, patients who smoke are asked to quit at least four weeks before surgery and continue to refrain from any nicotine exposure for 6 weeks after surgery.

    What are the risks of no mesh hernia repair?

    While non-mesh treatment of hernia provides unique advantages considered to the mesh approach, it may be associated with certain risks. Some patients may experience a tugging or pulling sensation that (if severe) can cause abdominal wall muscles to reopen.

    What is recovery like?

    Patients who receive minimally invasive non-mesh treatment can go home on the same day as the procedure. In situations where complex surgery is required in order to address the issue, a couple of days’ worth of hospital stay might be necessary. Most of Dr. Vemula’s patients get back to their regular daily routines within a month. The surgeon will provide post-operative instructions to make sure that everything runs smoothly during the recovery stretch. You’ll need to wait until after you get permission from the surgeon before you can engage in any exercise or vigorous activities.

    Schedule your Hernia Repair in NJ

    To book a consultation or learn more about the best no mesh hernia repair that Monmouth County has to offer, get in touch with Dr. Vemula’s office today. For those in the Eatontown, Rumson, Fairhaven, Redbank, and other cities in Monmouth County, NJ, we will be happy to go over your options as well as answer any of your questions and concerns regarding repairing your hernia or repairing your hernia while removing the old mesh.