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Hernia Doctor Surgery

Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon

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Hernia is a common problem in the general population. With the advent of Laparoscopic surgery, the repair of hernia has evolved and become even more patient friendly.

What is a Hernia?

  • A hernia is a gap in the strong tissue that holds muscles in place.
  • The hernia results in discomfort, severe pain, or other potentially serious problems that could require emergency surgery.
  • Hernia can happen in both men and women.
  • You may be born with a hernia (congenital) or may get it later in life.
  • A hernia does not go away by itself.
  • Surgery is the only way to cure a hernia.

How Do I Know If I Have a Hernia?

  • One can usually easily recognize a hernia. It may look like  a bulge under the skin. You may experience pain or discomfort when you lift heavy objects, cough, strain during urination or bowel movements.
  • A hernia may be detected by your doctor on a routine physical examination also.
  • The common areas for hernias are the groin (inguinal)belly button (umbilical), and the site of a previous operation (incisional).
  • Severe, continuous pain, and redness are signs that the hernia may be stuck or intestine has lost its blood supply.
  • Please remember an obstructed hernia can be life threatening.

Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair-Is it better?

Laparoscopic repair results in a shorter return to work and normal activity for most patients. It is a technique to fix gaps in the abdominal wall using small incisions and a mesh and results in much less pain.

What Preparation is Required?

  • Once your surgeon examines you, she/he will tell you all about your hernia, the kind of surgery which will be most beneficial and the potential risks and benefits of the operation.
  • The most important factors determining the outcome of the surgery are presence/absence of cough, constipation, urinary problems and weight gain.
  • Remember that recurrence of hernia can happen due to multiple factors.
  • Preoperative preparation requires detailed  medical examination.
  • You will need to be empty stomach for at least 6 hours before the surgery. A few essential medications may be taken with a sip of water the morning of surgery.
  • It is important to stop smoking before the surgery not only to have a quick recovery but also to prevent recurrence of hernia.

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