New Wentworth-Douglass program to focus on hernia rehab
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DOVER—Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Rehab Services is now offering a Hernia Rehab Program, a comprehensive evidence-based program that captures and cares for patients that are diagnosed with a hernia.
"A hernia is a common but frequently misunderstood condition. At Wentworth-Douglass we are pleased to offer our community the latest techniques as well as evidence based post-surgery rehab program,” said Dr. Hany Takla, FACS, FASMBS, general and bariatric surgeon at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. “Our expert surgeons and physical therapists form a comprehensive team to tailor treatment to your particular clinical findings. We incorporate minimally invasive surgical techniques and patient centered hernia care to minimize discomfort and achieve faster recovery times.”
A hernia occurs when an organ or piece of fatty tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall or connective tissue. Because of the potentially serious complications associated with a hernia, some patients may benefit from surgery to correct the hernia.
The program requires a physician referral to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Rehabilitation Services.
Components of this program include physical therapy for patients with hernia diagnosis, providing pre-op and post-op care to improve core and pelvic stability and function, reduce pain, improve tolerance for daily activities and return to exercises such as lifting safely to prevent the recurrence of hernia injuries.
Hernia rehab will be offered at all Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Rehabilitation Services locations.
“Physical therapy is a key aspect to regaining control and comfort following a hernia repair. Wentworth-Douglass Rehab Services is a regional leader in the delivery of outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation” said Kendra Langus, PT, DPT, MS, senior director of the Wentworth-Douglass Department of Rehabilitation Services and Integrative Therapies. “We offer an expanded scope of comprehensive specialty services and I am very excited to be working directly with Dr. Takla on bringing the Hernia Rehab Program to patients in our community.”