A hernia is a protrusion of an internal organ through a weak area of the muscle of the body. They commonly occur in the groin, belly button and the site of a previous operation. Hernia patients often notice a bulge under the skin or feel a sharp and immediate pain when lifting or coughing or a dull ache that gets worse towards the end of the day.
A hernia can happen at any age. It can be present since birth (congenital), or it may develop over a period of time. Both men and women can get a hernia.
Hernias can only be repaired with surgery. A hernia does not get better over time, nor will it go away by itself. If you are looking for Laparoscopic hernia surgery in Dubai, you can reach out to Dr Girish Juneja, the best laparoscopic/bariatric surgeon in Dubai.
An uncomplicated hernia or reducible Hernia is the condition in which intestines bulge into the peritoneum (the membrane lining the abdomen). It can come & go inside the body, although it will not stay in place without corrective surgery. It is recommended that an uncomplicated hernia be repaired as there is a danger of it becoming obstructed or strangulated.
An obstructed hernia occurs when the intestines bulge through the hernia area and become trapped. It is an EMERGENCY condition.
A strangulated hernia is when the blood supply to an incarcerated hernia is cut off. Strangulated hernias can result in gangrene. It is an EMERGENCY condition.
The severe, continuous pain, redness and tenderness are signs that the Hernia may be obstructed or strangulated. It is important to contact your doctor if you have any of these symptoms as both are serious emergencies & can lead to gangrene.
There are two types of hernia repair surgery:
In open surgery, the surgeon makes an incision into the area of the Hernia and uses a small piece of surgical mesh to repair the defect or hole.
Keyhole or Laparoscopic surgery
In this type of surgery, the surgeon uses a tiny telescope connected to a camera which is inserted through a small hole using a port, allowing the surgeon to see the Hernia and surrounding structures on a television screen. Other small ports are inserted into the lower abdomen to allow the surgeon to insert fine laparoscopic instruments into the abdomen in order to repair the Hernia. A piece of surgical mesh is placed over the Hernia and held in place with small surgical staples.
Keyhole surgery is not suitable for all patients. After clinical examination, your surgeon will be able to tell you whether this technique is right for you or not.
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In a small number of patients, the laparoscopic method cannot be performed. Factors affecting the increased risk of an open procedure may include obesity, a history of previous abdominal surgery causing scar tissue, inability to visualize organs or bleeding problems during the operation.
The decision to perform the open procedure is a judgement made by your surgeon, either before or during the actual operation. The decision to convert to an open procedure is strictly based on patient safety.
Complications are unexpected problems that can occur during or after the surgery. Most patients do not experience any problems after surgery. However, given below are some complications that may occur:
Insurance companies usually cover this procedure.
You are recommended to choose the laparoscopic hernia repair procedure over open repair in most cases for shorter recuperation, less post-operation pain, less scarring, and lesser repeat rates. Read more about what’s included in the package.
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