Umbilical Hernia Procedures

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

Ahkeel Allen, MD

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Dr. Ahkeel Allen, MD, is board certified in General Surgery by The American Board of Surgery. He is fellowship trained in Breast Surgical Oncology and specializes in the care of diseases of the breast. He received his medical degree from the Florida State University College of Medicine and later completed his residency at Mercer University/Navicent Health in General Surgery. He then went on to complete his fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at a Society of Surgical Oncology and The American Society of Breast Surgeons approved program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He serves as the Medical Director for Breast Care Center Miami. He is affiliated with a number of local hospital systems, including The University of Miami Health- Sylvester Cancer Center- Lennar Foundation, Baptist Hospital of Miami, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal Hernias Among the different types of hernias, inguinal hernias are the most frequently encountered. Although they can affect women, they tend to occur more commonly in males. Shockingly, statistics reveal that about 1 in 4 males will experience an inguinal hernia at some point in their lifetime. Males are more prone to this type of hernia due to the testicle descending from the abdomen into the scrotum, leading to a natural weakness in the groin region where inguinal hernias typically develop.

For laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs, I employ a tackless technique that not only minimizes immediate postoperative pain but also reduces the chances of chronic pain.

Haital Hernia

Hiatal hernias often manifest later in life and can give rise to 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" (or opening), specifically referring to the esophageal hiatus.

Umbilical Hernia

Encountered frequently, umbilical hernias are one of the most common types. They occur naturally and can affect individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly. These hernias form at the navel, also known as the umbilicus, which is a site where the umbilical cord previously passed through. Consequently, it acts as a natural weak spot in the abdominal wall.

Umbilical hernias present as painless bulges at the navel, which may grow larger and more painful over time. They tend to cause more discomfort during physical activity or prolonged standing, necessitating the expertise of an experienced hernia surgeon to achieve a successful outcome.

Specialties

Hernia

Breast Surgery

Breast Surgical Oncology

Plastic Surgery

Thoracic

Laparoscopy

Thyroid

General Surgery

E. Hulett

"Genuine-caring doctor Dr. Allen is the most genuinely caring-smart-knowledgeable person ever. He is generous with his time and his care, considerated of your concerns and feelings as patient. Professional and involved. I hope you never need to see an oncologist, but if you need to, this is the kind of blessed hands-heart that you want to put your future on. His amazing human quality and knowledge, put him above and beyond in every category that matters I this situations. "

Miami, FL

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