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. In most of the cases hernia surgery is not an emergency but in case it is a twisted hernia then it is an acute case and needs and emergency surgery. Hernia can happen at any age, incase of children it is always better to consult a paediatric surgeon if surgery is required.
Most of the hernias whether inguinal, incisional, umblical etc 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 that causes hernia 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.
At GNH in India there are two types of hernia surgery that are generally done viz. hernioraphhy and hernioplasty. In hernioraphhy surgery the general and laparoscopic surgeon or in case of paediatric cases a paediatric surgeon repairs the hernia without using any implant like mesh etc whereas in hernioplasty our surgeon at GNH will treat hernia with the use of mesh and tacker. Our team of laparoscopic and paediatric surgeons are experienced in operating all types of hernia surgery. They decide on examination whether the hernia surgery has to be with our without implant depending upon the condition of the patient.
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. 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 open surgery would be around 1 week while for laparoscopic surgery it would be 3-4 days.
An open hernia surgery would cost in the range of USD 1500-2000 while a laparoscopic hernia repair would be costing around USD 2500-3000. This includes the cost of the mesh, surgeon fee, hospital charges, medicines and consumables and hospital stay in a single room for upto 3 days in open surgery and upto 2 days in a Laparoscopic Surgery. While appendix and gall stones remain the favourite surgery for every general surgeons, hernia surgery is not the cup of the tea for every surgeon. Many of the surgeons both old and new avoid hernia surgery and therefore you have to be very careful while searching for the right doctor. Our team of specialists at GNH would study your case and suggest the right surgeon for your case.
A good hospital needs to have qualified doctors with good experience. Most of the hospitals in the vicinity offer services of doctors who either do not have proper qualifications or do not possess requisite experience. We do not claim to be a tertiary care hospital providing services across all the streams of medicine and surgery but whatever service you get at Yashlok Hospital are first class in terms of quality.
We are probably the only hospital which has an inhouse Ultrasound and Colour Doppler facility. The hospital has state of art Digital X-Ray, ECG, Pathology Lab, Dental Centre, Physiotherapy Centre and Inhouse Pharmacy. The operating room at the hospital has the deployment of cutting edge technology which gives us the confidence of doing the most complex of the surgeries with relative ease.
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