An ultrasound examination can be used to detect exactly where the scar has broken through and opened and how large the resulting gap is. In addition, a computer tomography may be necessary, during which the so-called Valsalva manoeuvre is performed. Here the patient presses lightly during the examination so that the entire extent of the hernia, i.e. the incisional hernia, becomes visible. How the operation is then performed in detail depends on the size of the incisional hernia and its contents, as well as the stage of acuteness and, of course, the patient's existing previous operations. Whenever possible, visceral surgery tries to correct the incisional hernia minimally invasively. In the case of large hernias, however, it is often necessary to open the old scar completely and aim for a complete new closure. In most cases, reinforcement by implanting a permanent or dissolvable plastic mesh is also necessary. Following this operation, the Hernia Centre usually advises a six-week rest period to relieve the abdominal muscles. After the stay in the clinic, the muscles must be built up and strengthened to achieve lasting stability. Do you possibly suffer from a trocar hernia or an incisional hernia? Or do you have problems with hernias? Contact the Hernia Centre - we will advise you competently and professionally.