What is Hernia? Is 3D mesh surgery for hernia good? What are the advantages of this treatment? Let us find out the answer to these questions
Weakness in the abdominal muscles can lead to the condition known as hernia. It is basically the bulging out of fat, or abdominal organs such as the intestine which then occupies space under the surface of the skin. The opening resulting due to weak abdominal muscles through which the organs protrude is called the hernia defect. Hernia can develop in both men and women, at any age.
Causes of Hernia
Some of the major factors which may lead to hernia are as follows: –
- Weak abdominal muscles
- A lifting of heavyweights
- Increase in intra-abdominal pressure
- Recurring constipation
- Severe cough
- Lack of nutrition
- Low levels of fluid intake
Diagnosis of hernia
The doctor asks for the medical history of the patient and checks physically to observe the bulge. During the check-up, the doctor may also ask you to stand up or cough to raise the bulge. In case of inguinal hernia, the doctor may examine you through the scrotum. At last, hernia specialists may go for more challenging examinations.
If a person has hernia Surgery is the only way to cure the condition as it doesn’t heal on its own. Moreover, this needs immediate action as the condition may get worse with the increase in the size of the hernia. Mesh repair and 3D Mesh repair surgeries are innovative modern techniques to cure hernia at its best and reducing the rate of recurrence as well.
Mesh repair surgery uses a synthetic mesh to cover the opening. Whereas, the later one uses poly-propylene mesh to cover the hernia defect (opening in the abdominal wall) from three sides. It is best for treating a large size hernia and prevent it from recurring.
3D mesh surgery for inguinal hernia repair
This is a preferrerable technique for inguinal hernia repair. It is a simple and promising method which covers the hernia defect in 3D form, above, below and centre. It is a tension-free repair in which the surgeon uses a Polypropylene mesh.
3D mesh surgery for umbilical hernia repair
Most of the above methods involve removing the umbilicus, 3D mesh repairs the umbilicus. The repair in this closes from the anterior as well as posterior aspect. The umbilicus is gets to its position to achieve an excellent cosmetic outcome. It is a day care procedure which means you can go home the same day from the hospital. Above all, the recurrence rate is almost negligible.
Advantages of 3D Mesh Repair Surgery
- It is a modern technique that uses minimal incision and thus reducing the number of stitches.
- Add-on benefits of the laparoscopic procedure.
- Stitches are not used to fix the mesh, hence avoiding the risk of groin pain.
- Prevent recurrence of a hernia.
- Local anesthesia works well to reduce the chances of pain.
- Early discharge from the hospital.
- Fast recovery
Patient must talk to the surgeon before going for 3D mesh surgery. It is necessary to check with them as there are conditions where surgical mesh may not be good for a few hernia patients.