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About Inguinal hernia

An inguinal hernia is when the intestines bulge from the abdomen through the lower abdominal wall into the inguinal, or groin area. There are 2 types of inguinal hernias, namely, indirect inguinal hernias and direct inguinal hernias. The condition can be treated with modern procedures and the treatment at Pristyn Care in Chennai can be completed in 45 - 60 minutes.

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Risks of inguinal hernia

Strangulation

Death of tissue

Gangrene

Why Painless Treatment

Minimal or negligible bleeding

No pain throughout the surgery

Small cuts or incisions

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Treatment

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Treatment and Diagnosis – Inguinal Hernia

The only treatment to permanently repair an inguinal hernia is surgery. If the hernia does not cause any painful symptoms, the doctor may recommend watchful waiting. But, in most cases, doctors recommend surgical repair of hernia to prevent potential complications. There are two types of hernia repair surgery.1. Open hernia repair – This is the conventional and most common surgery for inguinal hernia treatment. In open surgery for hernia repair, the surgeon makes a cut or incision in the groin. The surgeon pushes the hernia back inside the abdomen and closes the abdominal opening with stitches. In case the opening is large, the surgeon may use a synthetic mesh to strengthen the closure through which the hernia protrudes.2. Laparoscopic hernia repair – This is comparatively a much-advanced procedure for inguinal hernia treatment. The surgical procedure involves minute incisions through which the doctor inserts a thin laparoscope with a camera attached to it. The camera guides the doctor with detailed image viewing inside the abdomen. The doctor in this procedure may use a synthetic mesh to strengthen the abdominal wall. The procedure in the most common language is also known as minimally invasive surgery.3. Robotic hernia repair – Robotic surgical procedure for inguinal hernia repair is very similar to that of laparoscopic hernia surgery. The surgery involves the use of a laparoscope the guides the surgeon to view inside the abdomen and repair the hernia. The only difference between a laparoscopic hernia surgery and a robotic hernia repair lies in the fact in that later procedure, the surgeon operates the surgical instruments from the console in the operation theatre.

What Tests Are Done to Diagnose Inguinal Hernia?

An inguinal hernia is usually diagnosed by a physical examination. The doctor may ask you to cough or strain during the exam to see when the hernia bulge is most prominent. If the hernia is not visible even after doing this, the doctor may ask you to get a few imaging tests done such as a CT scan, an abdominal ultrasound, or MRI.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of doctor should I see for Inguinal Hernia?

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What are the benefits of undergoing minimally invasive and advanced inguinal hernia surgeries?

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive approach to repair a hernia where the laparoscopic surgeon uses not more than 3 very small incisions. The surgeon inserts a laparoscope through the incision which provides a detailed view of the inside of the abdomen. The protruded hernia is pushed back and the abdominal wall is strengthened with a mesh to prevent the chances of occurrence of an inguinal hernia in the future. In recent times, more and more healthcare experts are shifting towards leveraging laparoscopic or minimally invasive hernia repair surgery clearly for the benefits of the procedure. Some of the key benefits of the surgical procedure are:

Smaller incisions

– Unlike conventional surgery for inguinal hernia treatment, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery involves much smaller incisions. As such, the chances of scars and wounds are much lesser too.

Faster recovery

– A person undergoing open surgery for inguinal hernia repair requires at least two weeks to recover fully and resume his or her regular tasks. However, recovery in the case of laparoscopic surgery is much simpler and faster. Since the surgery does not involve any major cuts, the person can get back to regular work life in just 3-4 days.

Reduced complications

– The chances of risks and complications in the case of a laparoscopic is much lesser than in open surgery for inguinal hernia repair. If the patient diligently follows the advice and post-operative care tips given by the doctor, there is a very good chance that the patient may recover well without any complications. If you are suffering from symptoms that indicate the presence of an inguinal hernia, you can consult with experienced inguinal hernia doctors in Chennai and undergo effective laparoscopic surgical treatment.

What happens if you do not get inguinal hernia treatment in time?

Like any other health problem, hernia too gets worse if treatment is not provided in time. What starts as a simple bulge, may get worse over time and turn into something serious if not provided with adequate treatment. Delaying inguinal hernia treatment may result in severe complications such as hernia strangulation, incarceration of hernias and even intestinal blockage. The hernia in all conditions may not get larger if not provided with treatment, but it will surely not grow smaller.

The risks of an untreated inguinal hernia never come with warning signs. Whether it’s the incarceration of an inguinal hernia or strangulation, the complications appear suddenly, which often needs the patient to be rushed to the hospital in an emergency.

If you do not treat inguinal hernia in time, it may become challenging to manage the hernia, the inguinal hernia may become painful and the patient may even face difficulty to move or walk even a short distance.

How can Pristyn Care help you?

Pristyn Care houses some of the top hernia specialists of the country who have 15+ years of experience in delivering laparoscopic surgical treatment for inguinal hernia with a success rate. Pristyn Care is associated with the top hospitals in the that are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities required to perform advanced surgeries for inguinal hernia treatment. General Surgeons / Laparoscopic Surgeons working with Pristyn Care do a thorough consultation in the case of every patient to understand the health condition and then determine the minimally invasive approach for inguinal hernia treatment.

Pristyn Care strives to make the whole surgical experience for every patient a seamless one. To ease out the commuting process for our patients, we also provide free cab facilities to bring you from home to the hospital and help you return back home after the surgery. A free-of-cost follow-up is provided to the patients within the first seven days after the surgery. Consult with Pristyn Care inguinal hernia doctors who are experts in delivering the best surgical healthcare ensuring effective outcomes with almost zero complications.

Types of Inguinal Hernia:

1. Direct inguinal hernia

Direct inguinal hernias are the second most common type of hernia that appears in the groin. A direct inguinal hernia appears directly in the medial from the superficial epigastric blood vessels in the groin area. Similar to any other form of hernia, a direct hernia also involves a defect in a weak spot in the abdominal wall.

2. Indirect inguinal hernia

An indirect inguinal hernia is lateral in nature, which means they occur outside the epigastric vessels. Indirect inguinal hernias travel along the inguinal canal. These hernias often result from birth defects or premature births. But it can also occur in people of any other age group. Males are more susceptible to developing indirect inguinal hernias.

3. Incarcerated inguinal hernia

When an intestinal or abdominal tissue gets trapped in the hernia sac and cannot be pushed back, it causes incarcerated hernia. It is very difficult to make an incarcerated hernia return to its original compartment. An incarcerated hernia is a common emergency condition.

4. Strangulated inguinal hernia

A strangulated inguinal hernia is a life-threatening condition where the blood supply to the hernia tissues is cut off. When a hernia becomes strangulated, it causes the following signs:

  • blood in stools
  • fatigue
  • acute pain in the abdomen
  • nausea and vomiting
  • constant fever

Anyone who suspects hernia strangulation should seek medical help without delay.

What is the estimated inguinal hernia surgery cost in Chennai?

The average cost of laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery in Chennai may range from INR 55000 to INR 260000. Maximum cost for inguinal hernia surgery in Chennai – INR 260000. Minimum cost for inguinal hernia surgery in Chennai – INR 55000. Average cost for inguinal hernia surgery in Chennai – INR 65000. However, the cost of laparoscopic hernia surgery may vary depending on several factors such as the age of the patient, type and severity of the condition, doctor’s fees, type of anesthesia used, hospitalization, and medications after the procedure. At Pristyn Care, the cost may also depend on the mode of payment (cash or cashless) and the associated hospital where you undergo the treatment. To find out the inguinal hernia surgery cost for yourself, you may contact the medical assistance team of a particular Pristyn Care clinic or hospital.

Interesting facts about Inguinal Hernia

  • An inguinal hernia can appear in people of any age group.
  • 5 out of every 100 children are born with an inguinal hernia.
  • Inguinal hernia is hereditary.
  • If any of your immediate family members have an inguinal hernia, chances are quite high that you will get one too.
  • Inguinal hernias are more common in men than in women.
  • Inguinal hernias can remain stable or manageable, but they don’t heal themselves or get better with time.
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