Femoral hernia Procedures

  • Inguinal hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Ventral hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Recurrent hernia
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Spigelian hernia
  • Flank hernia

Christopher Olukoga, MD

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Dr. Christopher Olukoga, MD is a general surgery specialist in Winter Park, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities AdventHealth Winter Park and Adventhealth Orlando. His office accepts new patients.

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Specialized Care for Different Types of Hernias

Inguinal Hernia

Among the various types of hernias, inguinal hernias are the most commonly encountered. While they can affect both men and women, they are more frequently seen in males. Surprisingly, approximately 1 in 4 males will experience an inguinal hernia at some point in their lives. The natural weakness in the groin area, resulting from the descent of the testicle from the abdomen into the scrotum, predisposes males to inguinal hernias.

To minimize post-operative pain and reduce the risk of chronic pain, I utilize a tackless technique for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

Haital Hernia

Hiatal hernias typically develop later in life and present with a range of symptoms. These symptoms may include heartburn, nausea, vomiting, regurgitation, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, bloating, belching, or coughing. The term 'hiatal' is derived from 'hiatus,' which refers to an opening, specifically the esophageal hiatus.

Umbilical Hernia

Umbilical hernias are among the most commonly encountered hernias. They occur naturally and can affect individuals of all age groups, from infants to the elderly. These hernias develop at the site of the navel, also known as the umbilicus, which acts as a natural weak spot in the abdominal wall due to the passage of the umbilical cord.

Umbilical hernias typically present as painless bulges at the navel, which may increase in size and become more painful over time. They tend to cause more symptoms during physical activity or prolonged standing, emphasizing the need for an experienced hernia surgeon for successful treatment.

Specialties

Hernia

Ileus

Intestinal Obstruction

Cholecystitis and Gallstones

Thoracic

Laparoscopy

Thyroid

General Surgery

Dan L.

"I researched hernia surgeons intently after having two failed surgeries in 2021. I had one more shot to get this right and I would not take recommendations from family or friends any longer, I wanted the best. After exhaustive searches on the internet, I found Dr. Olukoga. I read his reviews and they were impressive. I decided that a visit was my next course of action. When he walked into the exam room, I felt an overwhelming feeling of composure and tranquility. My previous surgeon stated that if my second robotic surgery was not successful, the next time they would have to "open me up", the thought of that terrified me. After my initial examination with Dr. Olukoga, he said he believed he could do the surgery robotically but could not be 100% sure until he got into the operating room. My surgery took 8-1/2 hours, mostly because he was cleaning up the mess from the previous surgeon. After the surgery, no pain and 30 days later, still no pain! This surgeon is REMARKABLE!!! "

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