A general surgeon diagnoses a hernia during a physical examination. The diagnosis of a hernia includes looking at the herniated area to check if a bulge is visible. For an accurate diagnosis, a patient may be asked to stand, strain or cough. The doctor also looks into the patient’s medical history. In addition, imaging tests such as an MRI, CT scan, or abdominal ultrasound are also recommended if the bulge is not externally visible.
At Pristyn Care, we repair a hernia with the laparoscopic technique. During the surgical procedure, a laparoscope is inserted through small incisions in the abdomen. The surgeons can view the internal structures of the abdomen and navigate accordingly. The displaced organ is then put back to its original place. The general surgeon then places a 3D Mesh near the weakened muscle to strengthen it. With the help of dissolvable glue, the incisions are closed.