What is a Hernia?
A hernia means something coming through. It most frequently occurs when an organ or internal tissue pokes through a hole or weakness in your abdominal muscle wall. Dr. Nikhil Jillawar is an eminent laparoscopic Surgeon in Pune, providing specialized treatment in the field of Gastroenterology including Piles, Fistula/fissure treatment, Pancreatic Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Laparoscopic hernia surgery in Pune.
In many cases, people have no or very few hernia symptoms. You may notice a swelling or lump in your stomach area or groin. Often you have no hernia pain.
If your hernia causes sudden pain and especially if it can’t be pushed back in, you should seek urgent medical care. It may mean that your hernia is trapped or tightly pinched where it pokes through the muscle wall (obstruction) and in extreme cases it may cut off the blood supply to your intestines and tissues in your abdomen (strangulation).
A hernia is not usually a serious condition but it will not go away without hernia treatment known as a hernia repair.
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A hernia can be congenital (present at birth) or develop in children who have a weakness in their abdominal wall. Activities and medical problems that increase pressure on the abdominal wall can lead to a hernia. These include:
What does the hernia surgery involve?
Hernia repair surgery is the world’s most common surgical procedure. Hernia surgery can help to relieve pain, return the hernia abdominal organs to their correct place and, strengthen the weak muscle area.
A hernia operation usually takes around an hour as a day case procedure. It can be performed by:
- Open surgery – under local or general anaesthetic, an incision usually around 2.5 to 3 inches is made to your skin near your hernia and your surgeon will push your hernia back into your abdomen. The incision is then either stitched closed or much more commonly a mesh is placed over the hole and fixed using fine stitches. The mesh acts like a scaffold and your own tissue will grow through the mesh to reinforce the weakened area without putting tension on the surrounding tissues.
- Keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery – under general anesthetic, several smaller incisions are made to allow your surgeon to use a less invasive technique using various special instruments including a tiny telescopic camera to repair your hernia. A mesh may then be used to strengthen your abdominal wall.
If hernia surgery is recommended, your surgeon will advise on the most appropriate type of surgery based on the location and severity of your hernia. The best hernia doctor in Pune– Dr. Nikhil Jillawar at Aditya Birla Hospital has been treating patients from all over the world with the most advanced, up-to-date techniques for over 15 years.
What are the different types of hernia?
Most hernias are found in the abdomen. Areas of weakness in the abdominal wall where hernias are commonly found include the groin, upper stomach, belly button and, where you have a surgical scar.
The most frequently seen types of hernia include:
- Inguinal hernias – the most common hernia, seen more in men, causes a bulge in your groin. The inguinal hernia appears through your inguinal canal, a narrow passage that blood vessels pass through in your abdominal wall and, may reach your scrotum.
- Femoral hernias – also a bulge in your groin, relatively uncommon and seen more in women. The femoral hernia happens at the hole in your abdominal wall where the femoral artery and vein pass from the abdomen into your leg.
- Hiatus hernias – occur in your upper chest area when part of your stomach pushes up into your chest by squeezing through a gap in your diaphragm called the hiatus.
- Umbilical/periumbilical hernias – occur at the umbilicus, a natural weakness in your abdominal wall, when fatty tissue or a part of your bowel pokes through your abdomen near your naval.
- Incisional hernia – occurs through a scar from past abdominal surgery as tissue pokes through the weak healed site in your abdominal wall.
What complication can happen after the hernia surgery?
Hernia surgery is a routine procedure, but as with all surgeries there are risks of complications. These may vary depending upon the exact hernia operation you have and your health. Your surgeon will discuss these with you in detail.
Often the greatest complication risk is a reoccurrence of the hernia. Other hernia surgery side effects include: build-up of seroma or a fluid-filled sac under the surface of the skin, inability or difficulty urinating, organ or tissue damage, wound infection and, rejection of the mesh.
Laparoscopic surgery is unquestionably advantageous in terms of patient outcomes. But the procedure is quite complex from the surgeon’s perspective. This cutting-edge procedure offers total and fast recovery from certain complications such as gall bladder stones, hernia, appendix, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, varicose veins treatment, and gynecological disorder. A highly experienced surgeon with a specialization in general and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Nikhil Jillawar is a well-known laparoscopic surgeon in Pune who Offers Laparoscopic hernia surgery in Pune.
Dr. Nikhil Jillawar is a Hernia Treatment Specialist in Pune, India. He has a dedicated team of doctors and staff to help you with hernia treatment and other abdominal surgeries.