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What is a Hernia?

A hernia refers to a bulge or protrusion in the abdominal region. The contents of the abdomen, such as the intestine or tissues, protrude out as a result of the weakness in the abdominal wall. Hernias are quite common in men and pregnant women. There are various types of hernias, with inguinal and umbilical hernias being the most common types. Around 90% of cases of inguinal hernia occur in males, while umbilical hernia is more common in infants and pregnant women. Certain risk factors contribute towards the progression of hernia, such as 

  • Chronic smoking
  • Chronic constipation
  • Lifting heavyweights 
  • Obesity 
  • Pregnancy
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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
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The general surgeon will look for any signs of protrusion near the abdominal region via physical examination. The doctor may ask you to cough or strain to make the protrusion more apparent. In infants, crying can make the protrusion apparent. The hernia surgeon will try to push the bulge back into the abdominal cavity. Sometimes, when the hernial bulge is not apparent, the doctor may recommend some diagnostic tests to confirm the disease –

  • Abdominal ultrasound – The general surgeon primarily recommends this test to obtain a picture of the hernial region in the abdomen. This test also helps rule out the occurrence of pain in women as a result of ovarian cysts, fibroids, or in some cases, pregnancy.
  • CT scan – This test rules out other conditions that can cause abdominal pain by using X-rays to create images of the abdomen that helps with an accurate diagnosis.
  • MRI (Magnetic resonance Imaging) – This test detects any complication, infection, or a tear in your abdominal muscle by using radio waves and magnetic fields to create an image, even when there is no sign of a bulge.


When the general surgeon confirms the presence of a hernia, the doctor may keep you under watchful waiting to check for any signs of progression of the disease. Hernia repair surgery is inevitable if there are risks of complications. Surgical repair of a hernia is called herniorrhaphy. There are two types of surgical methods to treat hernia – Laparoscopic hernia surgery and Open hernia surgery.

Open hernia repair surgery – In open hernia surgery, the general surgeon makes a big incision near the abdomen to fully view the contents inside the body. Open surgery involves a big incision which results in heavy blood loss. The hernia surgeon precisely puts the contents of the abdomen back into the original position and stitches the wound using surgical sutures. Sometimes, due to continuous strain on the abdomen wall, the wall loses its strength. So, hernia specialists recommend using surgical mesh or 3D mesh during the surgery to add extra strength to the abdominal wall to prevent a recurrence. Hernia repair surgery using surgical mesh is called hernioplasty.

Laparoscopic hernia repair surgery – In this type of surgery, the laparoscopic surgeon makes small incisions similar to the size of a keyhole near the abdominal region. The surgeon inserts thin tube-like equipment called a laparoscope with a camera on the other end. This device provides images of the organs and tissue around the hernial site for precise surgery. The surgeon carefully pushes the hernial contents back into the original position and shuts the wounds with surgical sutures while simultaneously monitoring the images on the screen. Surgical repair of a hernia is called herniorrhaphy. The general surgeon may use surgical mesh, which is placed on the abdominal wall to add extra strength and prevent recurrence in the future. This type of surgery involving surgical mesh to repair a hernia is called hernioplasty.

In Our Doctor's Word

What-Dr. Abdul Mohammed-Say-About-Hernia-Treatment

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."

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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.

What is the cost of an open hernia operation in Raipur?

The cost of hernia open operation in Raipur ranges from Rs. 25,000-60,000.

What is the cost of a laparoscopic hernia operation in Raipur?

Laparoscopic hernia operation cost in Indian rupees ranges from Rs. 45,000-90,000.

What is the cost of mesh used in hernia surgery?

Hernia mesh price in Raipur comes between Rs. 25,000-50,000.

How much does the hernia operation cost at the government hospital in Raipur?

The average cost of a hernia operation at a government hospital in Raipur ranges from Rs. 20,000-40,000.

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 of Raipur. 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.

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.

Which doctor to consult for hernia treatment?

A general surgeon having expertise in laparoscopic surgery is the best medical practitioner to consult for hernia treatment.

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 painless hernia treatment in Raipur, 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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