Hiatal Hernia Procedures

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

Rafael Toro-Serra, MD

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Dr. Rafael Toro-Serra, MD is a general surgery specialist in Orlando, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health South Lake Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

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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

Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor

Hyperparathyroidism

Parathyroid (Gland) Disease

Thoracic

Laparoscopy

Thyroid

General Surgery

Marlise G

"Dr. Toro Serra and his team are amazing. He put me at ease the first time I met with him, regarding my thyroid cancer. He is personable, empathetic, listens, and included my husband in our discussion. He gave me choices and made me feel included in decisions made for my treatment and surgery. My scar from my total thyroidectomy is barely there! I am so grateful and fortunate my PCP referred me to him. He is one of the best!. "

Orlando, FL

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