Hernia Repair

Understanding Hernia: Types & Surgical Treatment

What is Hernia?

A hernia is a medical condition that occurs when an organ or tissue pushes through a weak spot or opening in the muscle or connective tissue that normally holds it in place. This can lead to a noticeable bulge or lump, often causing discomfort or pain. Hernias can develop in various areas of the body, with the most common types being inguinal (groin), umbilical (belly button), and hiatal (upper stomach) hernias.

Types of Hernia

Inguinal Hernia: These hernias appear in the groin area and are more common in men. They can cause pain and discomfort, especially when lifting heavy objects or straining.

Umbilical Hernia: Occurring around the belly button, umbilical hernias are often seen in infants and may heal on their own. In adults, they may require surgical intervention.

Hiatal Hernia: Hiatal hernias affect the upper stomach and can lead to acid reflux or heartburn. They can be classified as sliding or paraesophageal, depending on their severity.

Incisional Hernia: These hernias develop at the site of a previous surgical incision and can occur after abdominal surgery. They often require surgical repair.

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Surgical Treatment

Surgery is the most common treatment for hernias, and it involves pushing the protruding organ or tissue back into its proper place and repairing the weakened muscle or tissue. The two primary approaches to hernia surgery are:

Open Surgery: This traditional method involves making a larger incision over the hernia site to access and repair the hernia. It may be necessary for complex or recurrent hernias.

Laparoscopic Surgery: Also known as minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair involves making several small incisions and using a camera and specialized instruments to perform the repair. This approach typically results in less pain and a quicker recovery.

Your surgeon will determine the most suitable approach based on the type and size of your hernia, as well as your overall health.

Rest and Recovery: Allow your body to heal by taking it easy for the first few days. Avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting as advised by your surgeon.

Dr. Mahak Bhandari’s commitment to advancing medical knowledge and delivering exceptional patient care has earned him a well-deserved reputation as a leading figure in the field of surgery.

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