The Iskandar Complex Hernia Center has recently published a blog post that explores whether Semaglutide and other weight loss drugs before hernia surgery can help. Hernia surgery can present more challenges for obese patients and the results may be less favorable. That is why weight management can play a vital role in the success of hernia surgery and overall recovery.
One possible option for weight management is taking weight loss drugs, such as Semaglutide, which is available under the brand names Wegovy, Rybelsus, and Ozempic. The article looks at how Semaglutide and other weight loss drugs might help obese patients who undergo hernia surgery to get better outcomes.
Performing hernia surgery on an obese or overweight patient is usually more difficult and challenging because of excess fat in the abdominal area that makes is harder to access and repair the hernia, thus resulting into longer operation times. It has also been noted that these patients are more prone to having surgical site infections, which can delay healing and recovery. There is also a higher risk of hernia recurrence in obese or overweight patients because the additional weight tends to place more stress on the wound.
It has been noted that the use of Semaglutide or other weight loss drugs in combination with a comprehensive weight loss management program can possibly enhance hernia surgery results for obese patients. However, it is important to remember that not all patients can be advised to use weight loss medications. Various factors, such as the patient’s overall health, possible side effects, and the patient’s specific needs and goals, have to be considered.
Dr. Mazen Iskandar says, “At The Iskandar Complex Hernia Center, our healthcare professionals are committed to providing personalized care and support for each patient. This includes thorough evaluations, patient counseling, and informed decision-making to ensure that each patient receives the best possible treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and circumstances. This includes providing patients information about weight loss medications as well as weight loss surgeries such as sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass.”
The complex hernia surgeon plays a critical role in the management and care of obese patients who need hernia surgery. He has specialized expertise in the handling of complex hernia cases, which frequently come with higher surgical risks and challenges because of obesity.
Dr. Mazen Iskandar, MD, FACS, who is a board-certified general surgeon, specializes in the repair of reoccurring or complex hernias. He has received fellowship training on minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, and he has substantial experience on complex hernia and abdominal wall repair surgery. Having develop a reputation as a premier complex hernia surgeon, he has provided relief for the different symptoms that people with complex hernia are suffering from, such as: morbidity; limited mobility; a reduced quality of life; stress related to health and weight management; greater degrees of body pain; diminished social and physical functioning; psychological well-being issues; related health problems; reduced sexual activity; occupational and career limitations; and missed opportunities.
Those who are interested in the complex hernia repair procedure performed by Dr. Iskandar can go to The Iskandar Complex Hernia Center website or contact them on the phone or via email. They are open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
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The Iskandar Complex Hernia Center
The Iskandar Complex Hernia Center
2460 I-35E Suite 215-B
Waxahachie, TX 75165