Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatment for Hernia at World’s Best Hospitals in India

What is Hernia ?

A hernia is an opening or weakness in the muscular structure of the wall of the abdomen. This defect causes a bulging of the abdominal wall. This bulging is usually more noticeable when the abdominal muscles are tightened, thereby increasing the pressure in the abdomen. Any activities that increase intra-abdominal pressure can worsen a hernia; examples of such activities are lifting, coughing, or even straining to have a bowel movement. Imagine a barrel with a hole in its side and a balloon that is blown up inside the barrel. Part of the inflated balloon would bulge out through the hole. The balloon going through the hole is like the tissues of the abdomen bulging through a hernia.

A hernia is sometimes described as a rupture and is found commonly as a lump in the groin area. This type of hernia is referred to by doctors as a primary inguinal hernia. A hernia develops when a loop of the gut bulges out through a weakened part of the abdominal wall. Hernias can occur at any age and affect both men and women.

Types of Hernia

  •  INGUINAL HERNIA (or Groin Hernia) Commonly occurs in males. – commonly occurs in males.
  •  Congenital Present since birth.
  •  Acquired Acquired during the lifetime. The common conditions leading to this type of hernia are-
    •  Lifting of heavy weights.
    •  Doing strenuous exercises.
    •  Later in life when the abdominal musculature becomes weak.
  •  FEMORAL HERNIA Occurs below the inguinal ligament and through the Femoral Canal. This commonly occurs in females.
  •  VENTRAL HERNIA Occurs through the anterior abdominal wall. They are either Congenital (mostly umbilical hernia through the umbilicus) or acquired. The causes for this include:
    •  When increased amount of fat acts as a pile driver in obese patients, it leads to a defect in the sheath and thus leads to hernia formation.
    •  Hernia which occurs after surgery due to use of a faulty technique of closure of the abdomen by the surgeon is called incisional hernia.

Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery Options at World’s Best Hospitals in India

  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Ventral and Incisional Hernia Repair
  • LaparoscopicNissen Fundoplication for Hiatal Hernia/Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic and Hernioplasty

Advantages of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

  •  Latest & better mode of treatment for hernia is laparoscopic repair.
  •  Done by imported state of art miniature karl storz instrumentation.
  •  Done through small hole in the abdominal wall.
  •  Short hospital stay.
  •  No scar at the hernial site
  •  Cosmetically superior.
  •  Best for recurrent or bilateral inguinal hernias.
  •  Almost no pain or infection.
  •  Bigger hernia can be treated laparoscopically.
  •  Less need of medications.
  •  Minimal blood loss.
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