What is Hernia?
A hernia occurs when the contents of a body cavity bulge out of the area where they are normally contained. These contents, usually portions of intestine or abdominal fatty tissue, are enclosed in the thin membrane that naturally lines the inside of the cavity.
There are various types of hernias like Inguinal, Femoral, Umblical, Obturator, Incisional, Epigastric etc. All hernias should be repaired to avoid the possibility of future intestinal strangulation.
Why is Hernia surgery needed?
Most hernias are caused by a combination of pressure and an opening or weakness of muscle or connective tissue. The pressure pushes an organ or tissue through the opening or weak spot. Sometimes the muscle weakness is present at birth but more often it occurs later in life. Anything that causes an increase in abdominal pressure can cause a hernia, including obesity, lifting heavy objects, diarrhea or constipation, or persistent coughing or sneezing. Poor nutrition, smoking, and overexertion can weaken muscles and contribute to the likelihood of a hernia.
Hernia Surgery is of two types Hernioraphy and Hernioplasty. In hernioraphy the hernia is repaired without using any implants like mesh etc whereas in hernioplasty hernia is treated with the use of mesh and tacker. At GNH hospital Gurgaon Haryana India our laparoscopic surgeon experienced in hernia surgery decides on whether the surgery has to be wth our without implant depending upon the condition of the patient. A hernia surgery at GNH Hospital without mesh could be done for INR 65000 where as the same surgery with implants would be around INR 95000. GNH Hospital is on panel of various TPA like Max Bupa, Vipul Medcorp, Emeditek, East West Assist, FHPL, United Healthcare Parekh, Iffco Tokia, Vidal, Star Health etc for cashless treatment.
Hernia Surgery Procedure
Surgery remains the mainstay of treatment for hernia. Surgery can be Open or Laparoscopic, while with the advances in medical technology & lesser complications laparoscopy has become the preferred mode of treatment at GNH Hospital, Gurgaon however in certain cases an open surgery could be a better option to go for. Infact as per the recent results open hernia surgery has shown better results as compared to laparoscopic surgey. Laparoscopic Hernia Repair is a technique to fix tears in the abdominal wall (muscle) using small incisions, telescopes and a patch (mesh). The recovery time in both open and laparoscopic surgeries..
The team of Laparoscopic and General Surgeons who perform the Hernia surgery are Dr S.P.Bhanot and Dr Sumita Singh