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What is Hernia?

When an internal organ bulges out due to a tear in weakened tissues/muscles that hold the organ in place, it is called Hernia. This bulging out of the organ can happen in the groin area, the midline of the abdomen, or even in the upper portion of the stomach. There are different types of hernias:

  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Epigastric Hernia

 

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Overview

Hernia
Types of Hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Femoral hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Epigastric hernia
  • Incisional hernia
Types of Hernia Treatment
  • Laparoscopic procedures
  • Open procedures
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Mesh for hernia repair
Average Cost of Different Types of Hernia Surgery
  • The cost of inguinal hernia surgery is Rs. 80,000
  • The cost of femoral hernia surgery can be around Rs. 75,000
  • The price for umbilical hernia surgery is around Rs. 78,000
  • The expenses of an incisional hernia surgery can start from Rs. 60,000
  • The amount to be paid for an epigastric hernia surgery ranges between Rs. 65,000 to Rs. 75,000.
  • The cost of hiatal hernia surgery comes around Rs. 80,000
Complications of Untreated Hernia
  • Sepsis
  • Gangrene
  • Strangulation
  • Incarcerations
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
Prevention against Hernia
  • Avoid chronic smoking
  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Maintain an ideal body weight
  • Avoid food that can cause chronic constipation
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects beyond your ability
Why Pristyn Care
  • 10+ years experienced and skilled Hernia surgeons
  • 100% assistance with insurance claim
  • Laparoscopic Advanced Hernia Surgery
  • 0 EMI payment option
  • 30% off on diagnostic tests
  • Free follow-ups post-surgery
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Treatment

Diagnosis

Usually, a hernia can be identified through a physical examination. The healthcare provider will ask you to stand, sit, and lie down to check the visible swelling around the herniated organ. If a hernia can be felt clearly in these positions, the doctor will recommend other tests for an accurate diagnosis-

  • Ultrasound to get a clear image of the hernia and the muscles the internal organ is protruding.
  • An X-ray may be used to determine if there are any obstructions in the hernia.

Other than these, an MRI scan or CT scan may also be used to identify whether or not the hernia can lead to complications and to narrow down the most suitable technique for surgical treatment.

Procedure

Surgery is the only effective way to treat a hernia. At Pristyn Care, we use both types of surgery- hernioplasty and herniorrhaphy. The hernia is repaired with or without the help of the hernia mesh. There are two different techniques used to carry out both types of hernia repair surgeries.

Open Hernia Repair Surgery

In open hernioplasty or herniorrhaphy, a large incision is used to access the internal organs. The surgeon then places the herniated organ into the original position. If necessary, a hernia mesh is placed over and below the hole in the muscle wall to prevent the organ from entering the abdominal cavity again. After the repair, the incision is closed with the help of stitches or staples and left to heal over time.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Surgery

It is a modern minimally invasive technique used for hernia repair. The surgery involves making 2-3 keyhole-sized incisions in the abdominal area. All the surgical instruments and the laparoscope are inserted into the body through these incisions. The abdomen is then inflated with gas and ample space is created to carry out the procedure safely.

The hernia is repaired by pushing the organ back to its original location. If additional support or reinforcement is needed to keep the organ in its place, a hernia mesh will be placed over the hole. The mesh is stitched with healthy muscle tissue to prevent displacement of the mesh.

After the repair is done, the abdomen is deflated and the incisions are closed with stitches, staples, or surgical glue.

Both techniques are safe and effective in treating hernias. While open surgery usually requires hospitalization, laparoscopic hernia surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. To learn more about the treatment procedures, you can schedule an appointment with our hernia doctors in Lucknow and discuss everything with them.

In Our Doctor's Word

Dr. Abdul Mohammed

MBBS, DNB - General Surgery

15 Years Experience

"Though a common disease, hernia is often ignored initially. Mostly because its not always severly painful. At times, the pain reduces after sometime and people mistake it for healing. The truth is, hernia never resolves without a surgical intervention. And delaying the surgery only worsens the conditions and risks severe pain, internal bleeding, stangulation and organ death. This, then intensifies the treatment and makes the surgery complicated. So I'll suggest, you note for any bodily change or pain and seek immediate diagnosis if you fear hernia. Once detected, plan a surgery as soon as possible. Hernia treatment is one of the most common and safe procedures. Generally, it takes less than 30 minutes and you can go home the same day."

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hernia called in Ayurveda?

Hernia – known as Antra Vridhi in Ayurveda is a medical condition that takes place when an internal organ in the abdomen gets displaced and protrudes outward. It causes swelling in the abdominal region. Even though hernia can occur anywhere in the body, it mostly occurs in the abdominal region.

How is the cost of hernia surgery affected?

A number of factors affect the overall cost of hernia surgery that may include the following:-

  • Consultation fee
  • Type of hernia
  • Location and severity of the hernia
  • Tests are done before hernia surgery
  • Type of surgical procedure
  • Experience of the surgeon
  • Location and reputation of the hospital
  • Hospitalization in case of emergency
  • Medication post-procedure (if needed)
  • Follow-up meetings with the surgeon
How can I consult the best hernia specialist near me?

To consult with the best hernia doctor in or near your city and get the best treatment for your problem, contact Pristyn Care. We house some of the highly experienced and trustworthy hernia specialists in Lucknow. They have more than 10-15 years of extensive experience in treating hernias with the most advanced surgical procedures successfully.

Do hernias hurt?

Hernias may hurt, especially when you cough, touch, bend over or lift a heavy object.

What happens when a hernia is not treated?

Timely and proper medical treatment for a hernia is important. Ignoring the symptoms of delaying the treatment can lead to serious complications such as necrotizing enterocolitis (severe inflammation of the intestine) and sepsis.

What are the symptoms of hernia in women?

Hernia symptoms in females include chronic deep pelvic pain or bouts of acute, stabbing pain that come and go quickly and linger.

How is a hernia treated?

A hernia is treated with a surgical procedure. During the surgery, the surgeon removes the hernia either using traditional or laparoscopic techniques.

Is hernia treatment without surgery possible?

No. A hernia can’t be cured without surgery. With non-surgical treatment, the symptoms can be managed for a while but eventually, surgery is the only option.

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Preparation before hernia surgery

Preparation before hernia surgery includes medical evaluation, chest x-ray, and certain specific tests depending on your overall health and medical conditions.

After consultation with your doctor, discussing the benefits and possible complications of the surgery, you will need to give written consent for the surgery.

  • It’s recommended that you take the shower the night before or the morning of the surgery.
  • If you face problems such as difficulties moving your bowels or anemia – similar preparation may be used after consulting with your doctor.
  • If you take drugs such as aspirin, blood thinners, anti-inflammatory medications (arthritis medications), and certain vitamins, they should be stopped for the first few days of your surgery.
  • Keep your stomach empty. Don’t eat anything not even water after midnight or the night before your hernia surgery. The risk of developing complications increases during or after your surgery if you eat or drink anything before the surgery.
  • You can take the medicines that your doctor has told are permissible to take with a sip of water the morning of the surgery.
  • Arrange someone for help after your surgery. Plan to have someone who can drive you home post-surgery.
  • Quit or reduce smoking and consuming alcohol and arrange for any help that you may need at home.

By keeping all the above-mentioned points, you can easily prepare for hernia surgery and ensure it to be successful.

When to call or meet your doctor after hernia surgery?

After undergoing hernia surgery, you may notice slight drainage, bruising, or slight swelling around the incision. However, this is normal and you don’t need to worry about it. Likewise, it’s also normal to have a lump or hardness under or near the incision. You may also have bruising and some swelling of the genitalia, which is not uncommon.

However, call your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following signs or symptoms-

  • Increased incisional pain, bleeding, or redness.
  • Inability to urinate within 12 hours
  • High fever with chills
  • Inability to tolerate diet due to nausea and vomiting that won’t go away.
  • Foul-smelling discharge from the incision area
  • Chest pain or shortness of breath
  • Excessive swelling around the incision or in the scrotum

Benefits of laparoscopic hernia surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is considered the best method to treat hernia as it’s a modern and advanced way to treat the problem. If you are seeking hernia treatment in Lucknow, you should consider opting for this advanced painless and bloodless procedure.

The following are the top benefits of choosing laparoscopic surgery for hernia treatment.

  • Small incisions — Laparoscopic surgery involves small incisions. Therefore, the risk of bleeding or infection diminishes. Also, this procedure doesn’t result in wounds or scars. Laparoscopic surgery is the best procedure if you want to get rid of a hernia without any fear of pain, bleeding, infection, or other complications.
  • No risk of complications — During laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon uses a medical instrument called a laparoscope that has a small camera and light on one end. With the help of the camera and light, the surgeon sees the inside of the abdomen and performs the surgery precisely, diminishing the risk of complications.
  • High success rate — The success rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is as high as 95-98 percent and the risk of complications is as low as almost zero. However, one thing you should keep in mind is that you choose an experienced and reliable surgeon for laparoscopic hernia surgery.
  • Recovery — Above all, the best part of laparoscopic hernia surgery is that it promotes quick, painless, and comfortable recovery unlike open surgery of hernia. You can resume your daily routine within 2-3 days but complete recovery may take around 2-3 weeks.

If you want to get rid of your hernia in the safest way, laparoscopic repair is the best option.

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