Hernia Center

Hernia Center

Learn more about the Hernia Center at Mountain Point Medical Center by calling 385-345-3000

Hernia Center

3000 N. Triumph Blvd, Suite 110
Lehi, UT 84043

The 4 Most Common Symptoms of a Hernia

A Hernia is a weakness of a hole in the abdomen. More often than not, things poke through these openings. Some of the things that can be found in hernias are intestines and fat from inside the abdomen.

The 4 most common signs you have a hernia are the following:

-Swelling beneath the skin of the abdomen or groin

-Swelling that gets better when you lie down or flatten out

-Discomfort in the abdomen or groin when lifting or bending over

- Heartburn and upper abdominal pain

If you have any of these symptoms, or think you may have a hernia, fill out the form below to speak with one of our surgeons. Surgery can alleviate all of these symptoms and more, while closing the hole in the abdomen.

Suspect You Have a Hernia?

If you have any suspicions, the first step is to consult your family physician or a hernia specialist right away. If you do have a hernia, the quicker you address it, the less likely you are to have other related injuries or problems.

In general, most hernias can be repaired surgically. Without surgery a hernia will not go away or repair itself.

If you wish to talk to our professional medical staff at the Hernia Center at Mountain Point Medical Center, give us a call and we will provide you with assistance over the phone.

How Does Hernia Surgery Work?


Hernia surgery can be done with open incisions and a camera (laparoscopically).

Here at the Hernia Center, we do over 95% of our hernia repairs laparoscopically. This means smaller incisions, smaller recovery times, and smaller scars, if any. Our surgeons are all laparoscopic specialists.

Usually the hernia is repaired by covering the affected abdominal hole or defect with a piece of mesh. This mesh grows into the abdominal wall, and you cannot feel the mesh after the surgery.

In the past a lot of hernias came back after surgery. Nowadays, with the laproscopic mesh procedure, we see very few hernia repairs that resurface.

What Are The Different Types of Hernias?

Groin hernias, belly button hernias, and hernias from previous surgery are the most common types of hernias.

Hiatal hernias are also very common.

This is when the stomach is pushed through a hole in the diaphragm and into the chest cavity.

This is one of the leading causes of heartburn and acid reflux, which are a symptom of a hiatal hernia.

The Consequences of an Untreated Hernia


If hernias go untreated, they may lead to more pain, swelling, acid reflux, nausea, stomach or groin pain, and increased discomfort in your daily activities.

Call to schedule an appointment with one of our Hernia specialists at 385-345-3000.

The Benefits of a Consultation with a Surgeon


Explore whether or not you have a hernia, figure out what type of hernia you are suffering from, find out if you qualify for surgery to repair your hernia and cure your symptoms, explore the potential of getting rid of the medications you use to treat your pain and symptoms, learn ways to become a surgical candidate if you are not one now.

Do You Have a Buldge in your Stomach or Bad Heartburn?

Several hernias are associated with the stomach. If you are experiencing pain, nausea, swelling, and aching, hernia surgery could be the answer, but first you should get a consultation.

Hernias are also associated with gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). Other symptoms can include difficulty swallowing foods and drinks, or chest pain.

Surgery could be the answer to relieving these symptoms, but first you should consult a surgeon.

Conditions We Treat

  • Swelling beneath the skin of the abdomen or groin
  • Swelling that gets better when you lie down or flatten out
  • Discomfort in the abdomen or groin when lifting or bending over
  • Heartburn and upper abdominal pain

Our Team

Clark Sheffield
Clark Sheffield

General Surgeon

John Wennergren
John Wennergren

General Surgeon