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  • About Hernia & Types of Hernia

    A hernia occurs when the internal organs, tissues, muscles, or fat pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscle wall. Most hernias develop within the abdominal cavity, i.e., between the chest and hips. Hernias usually are not considered dangerous, but they tend to get bigger and lead to life-threatening complications. 

    It can occur in both males and females. Some common types of hernias are: 

    • Inguinal Hernia: It is the most common type of hernia that appears in the groin region when a part or section of the intestine or bladder pushes through the abdominal wall or into the inguinal canal. This type of hernia mostly occurs in males. 
    • Umbilical Hernia: In this type of hernia, the intestine protrudes through the weak abdominal muscles around the navel or belly button. It mostly develops in infants and often resolves within a year or so. Adult males and females can also develop this hernia. 
    • Hiatal Hernia: A hiatal hernia develops when the opening in the diaphragm, where the esophagus passes through, widens, and the stomach pushes through this opening, creating a bulge in the chest. 
    • Femoral Hernia: This type of hernia occurs when the internal organs or tissues push through the groin around the femoral artery present in the upper thigh region. A femoral hernia most develops in females. 
    • Incisional Hernia: Also known as ventral hernia, an incisional hernia develops in the area of a previous surgical incision where the intestine or other organs push through the weak scar tissue in the abdominal wall. 

    Other types of hernia include epigastric hernia, spigelian hernia, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, perineal hernia, etc. Hernias often cause discomfort, pain, and a visible bulge in the affected area. They can be left untreated initially but need to be monitored properly. However, if the condition progresses, surgical hernia repair is required to prevent complications and alleviate symptoms. 

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    Hernia Diagnosis & Evaluations Before Surgery

    Diagnosing a hernia involves identifying its severity through a combination of physical exam, medical history review, and imaging tests and determining the most suitable approach for hernia repair. The initial evaluation process involves the following:

    • Physical Exam: The doctor will palpate the affected area to look for signs of a hernia, such as a bulge or a lump. The patient may be asked to cough or strain, which can make the hernia more noticeable. During the physical exam, the doctor may also try to gently push the hernia back into place to see if it is reducible(it can be pushed back into the abdominal cavity through the opening). This helps to determine the severity of the hernia and whether surgery is needed. 
    • Medical History: The patient needs to provide a detailed medical history, including when the symptoms started and the factors that aggravate the pain and other symptoms. The doctor may also ask if the patient has had any previous surgeries. Other questions may also be asked about the patient’s overall health, age, and existing medical conditions. 

    After the assessment, the doctor may recommend several imaging tests to confirm the diagnosis and plan the surgery accurately. Some common hernia tests include the following:

    • Ultrasound: This test uses sound waves to create images of internal structures. It helps to determine the size and location of the hernia along with the contents of the hernia sac. 
    • CT Scan: A computed tomography scan provides detailed cross-sectional images of the affected area to identify the type of hernia, its size, and whether the surrounding structures are affected by it. 
    • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): This test provides detailed images of the soft tissues and helps to evaluate the extent of herniation. 

    Besides these imaging tests, some additional tests, such as pulmonary function tests, cardiac evaluation, ECG/EKG, etc., may also be done to ensure that the patient is in optimal health. The results of these tests and evaluations allow the surgeon to identify the potential risks and complications of surgery and the safest approach for hernia repair. 

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    Hernia Treatment Options

    The various management and treatment options for hernia include the following:

    The most suitable method of hernia treatment is determined based on factors such as the type of hernia, its size, symptoms, the patient’s overall health, and preferred choice of treatment. 

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    Hernia Operation

    There are two types of hernia surgery one is herniorrhaphy (tension repair), and the other is hernioplasty (mesh repair). Herniorrhaphy refers to repairing the abdominal wall without any support. Hernioplasty refers to repairing the wall with the help of hernia mesh which acts as a reinforcement. Nowadays, in most cases, hernioplasty is performed to repair hernias, and this approach is also called tension-free hernia repair. 

    Hernia surgery can be performed using the following techniques: 

    • Open Hernia Surgery: This is a standard technique for hernia treatment where the surgeon makes an incision in the skin to access the herniated tissues and places them back in the abdominal cavity. Once the repair is done, the surgeon stitches the edges of the healthy tissues together to close the opening in the abdominal wall. A more common approach involves placing a synthetic mesh over the weakened area of the abdominal wall to provide support and prevent recurrence. The mesh is sewn in place or secured with surgical staples. 
    • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery: In laparoscopic hernia operations, the surgeon may take a totally extraperitoneal (TEP) or transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) approach. In TEP, the hernia is repaired from outside the wall without entering the peritoneal cavity. In the transabdominal approach, the surgeon enters the peritoneal cavity and places a mesh inside to reinforce the abdominal wall. Both these approaches are minimally invasive as only keyhole-sized incisions are created to access the hernia, and a laparoscope is used, which provides live, high-quality video feed of the internal organs. This technique has minimal complications and higher success rates than open hernia surgery. 
    • Robotic Hernia Surgery: This technique is quite similar to laparoscopic hernia surgery, but instead of performing the surgery directly, the surgeon uses robotic arms for enhanced dexterity and precision. The robotic technique is very helpful in treating hernias in children. 

    Each surgical approach has its advantages and considerations. The choice of technique depends on the type of hernia, the surgeon’s expertise, and the patient’s preference.

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    Benefits of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

    Commonly called keyhole surgery, laparoscopic hernia surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that offers several benefits over conventional open hernia surgery. The key benefits include the following:

    While laparoscopic hernia operation is highly beneficial for patients, it should be noted that it may not be suitable for all hernia types and in certain medical conditions. 

    Preparation Before Hernia Repair

    The surgeon provides detailed instructions to prepare the patient for a hernia operation. While the instructions can vary based on individual circumstances, some common guidelines the patient may receive include the following:

    Before proceeding with the surgery, patients are encouraged to ask questions and clarify their doubts so that they have a better understanding of the procedure, risks, benefits, and other aspects of the treatment.

    What Happens During Hernia Operation?

    The steps of hernia operation vary depending on the type of hernia and the approach used for repair. The choice of technique is usually dictated by the type of hernia, its size, and location. In general, there can be several risks with both conventional open surgery as well as the modern laparoscopic approach. So, unless there are some underlying factors at play, the following techniques of surgery are likely preferred- 

    In case a hernia is large and has been bothering the patient for a long time, the open procedure may be preferred over the laparoscopic technique. 

    In general, a hernia operation is carried out in the following steps:

    The entire procedure takes around 40 to 60 minutes. If open hernia repair is done, the patient will need to stay in the hospital for 1-2 days. In the case of laparoscopic and robotic repair, the patient can be discharged on the same day after surgery.

    What to Expect After Hernia Treatment?

    Immediately after hernia surgery, the patient can expect to experience a combination of effects from the anesthesia, surgery, and the body’s response to the procedure. 

    Some general things that can be expected on the day of surgery include the following: 

    After ensuring that the patient’s vitals are stable, the doctor will give permission to discharge. Before sending the patient home, detailed post-op wound care instructions, diet tips, precautionary tips, and a follow-up schedule are provided to the patient. The post-op experience of each patient will be different depending on the complexity of their specific case. 

    Hernia Surgery Complications & Side Effects

    Hernia surgery is usually safe and effective. But like any other surgical procedure, it carries potential risks and complications. The surgeon usually takes the necessary measures to reduce the risks and complications. However, in emergency cases, it may not be possible to mitigate them all. 

    Some potential complications and side effects of hernia operation include the following:

    Besides all these, there are several other complications, such as adhesion formation due to abnormal healing, chronic pain in the surgical site, wound dehiscence, anesthesia reactions, etc., that may occur after hernia surgery. To prevent these risks, complications, and side effects of anesthesia, the patient needs to follow the pre and post-op instructions strictly for a smooth and successful recovery.

    Hernia Operation Recovery Timeline

    The recovery duration after hernia surgery is approximately 3 to 6 weeks. The exact duration for each patient will vary depending on their individual healing abilities, type of surgery, and whether the patient complies with the post-surgery care instructions. 

    If the patient has open hernia surgery, the recovery time will be around 4 to 6 weeks. But with laparoscopic hernia surgery, recovery time will be 3 to 4 weeks. The general recovery timeline will be as follows: 

    After 6 weeks and beyond, patients are usually able to resume most activities, including exercises and heavy lifting. The incision will be well-healed, but there will be minor discomfort and tightness in the scar. At this time, the doctor may recommend using scar reduction cream to improve the skin’s appearance. It’s important to listen to the body and gradually increase physical activity to avoid overexertion. Follow the surgeon’s instructions and report if any sign of infection or complications appears.

    Lifestyle Changes Recommended After Hernia Repair

    Hernia patients should understand that after hernia treatment, they will have to make certain lifestyle changes to contribute to their recovery and prevent complications and recurrence. Individuals will have to take several precautions after hernia surgery for a smooth and successful recovery and follow the tips below:

    One thing to remember is that the recovery will be different for each patient. Therefore, it’ll be best to take personalized recommendations from the doctor for optimal healing. 

    Different Types of Hernia Surgery & Their Costs

    Here we are listing the estimated cost range for the treatment of different types of hernias. 

    Get in touch with Pristyn Care to get a specific estimate for hernia operation costs.

    Hernia Operation Cost in India

    Hernia surgery cost in India ranges from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 1,10,000 or more. It is only an estimated price range, and the actual cost of a hernia operation will vary for each patient primarily due to the technique used. On average, laparoscopic hernia surgery cost in India is Rs. 55,000 to Rs. 2,10,000. Compared to this, open hernia surgery cost in India is around Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 90,000. 

    The hernia surgery cost is calculated after accounting for the following factors: 

    All these factors have a considerable impact on hernia treatment costs. Therefore, it’s important for the patient to have a better understanding of these factors and consult a specialist to get an estimate for hernia repair surgery costs.

    Is Hernia Surgery Covered Under Insurance?

    Hernia surgery is covered under insurance, but the coverage can vary depending on the type of insurance plan owned by the patient and the specific terms and conditions outlined in the policy. 

    Though hernia treatment is medically necessary, the insurance plans usually state the following regarding coverage- 

    It’s important that the patient talks to the health insurance agent to clearly understand the specified terms and conditions to find out if the policy has clauses like deductibles, co-payment, etc., and what amount of the sum insured can be claimed for hernia surgery. Clearly understanding the coverage will help the patient to make a well-informed decision.

    Non-Surgical Hernia Treatment Options

    Non-surgical methods to treat hernias primarily focus on managing the symptoms and reducing the discomfort. However, it should be noted that these management options cannot repair the hernia and surgery is the only effective treatment method for hernia repair. 

    Some general non-surgical options may include the following:

    It should be noted that these non-surgical methods are not a substitute for surgery, and they may not be helpful in preventing the progression of the hernia. Therefore, it’ll be best to consult an expert and determine whether surgical intervention is necessary. 

    Home Remedies for Hernia

    While home remedies cannot actually repair a hernia, they can help to manage mild to moderate symptoms and provide temporary relief. For hernia treatment at home, try the following remedies:

    Keep in mind that these home remedies for hernia are not a cure, and they may not be effective for everyone. 

    Hernia Exercises

    Whether the patient has a hernia or had hernia surgery, there are several exercises that can help to strengthen the abdominal muscles, which can help to manage the symptoms and support recovery. At the same time, it’s crucial to avoid exercises that can worsen the condition or put a strain on the repaired muscles. 

    Some exercises that will be safe for hernia patients include the following:

    Guided Physical Therapy: The patient can consult a physical therapist to create a customized exercise program tailored to their needs and abilities. They will also ensure that the exercise is being performed correctly and safely.

    Yoga for Hernia

    Yoga can potentially offer various benefits for individuals with hernias, but it’s important to approach the yoga poses cautiously and under the guidance of a certified yoga instructor. Certain yoga poses for hernia can help to strengthen the muscles and provide relaxation, but some can exacerbate the symptoms. Some common yoga poses that can be tried with caution include the following:

    During practice, keep the yoga instructor informed about the hernia condition and any surgical interventions. This will help them to tailor the practice session according to the patient’s needs. 

    Frequently Asked Questions on Hernia

    What is the average hernia operation cost in India?

    The average cost of hernia surgery in India is Rs. 90,000. The actual cost will differ from one patient to another due to factors like severity, type of surgery, surgeon’s fee, etc. 

    What is the price of a hernia belt for men?

    The hernia belt price ranges from Rs. 500 to Rs. 3,000 or more. The hernia belts are available for different types of hernias. So, while purchasing, ensure that you are buying the right type of belt. 

    What are the long-term side effects of hernia surgery?

    Generally, hernia surgery is safe, and there are no long-term side effects. However, in some cases, patients may develop hernia mesh complications, such as mesh adhesion, migration, shrinkage, etc. In some cases, the non-absorbable mesh may undergo degradation, and the absorbable mesh will get absorbed and lose strength over time. These side effects can make the patient vulnerable to hernia again. 

    Can hernia be cured without surgery?

    Small and asymptomatic hernias can be managed without surgery, but it should be noted that a hernia cannot heal itself. Surgical repair is the only effective treatment for all types of hernias. 

    Is hernia surgery painful?

    No. During hernia surgery, general anesthesia is administered by the doctor, which numbs the body. Thus, the patient doesn’t feel any kind of pain or discomfort during the procedure. However, after the surgery, there will be mild to moderate pain in the surgical site. To manage the pain, the doctor will prescribe pain medications. 

    Is hernia surgery dangerous?

    For 90-98% of patients, hernia surgery is not dangerous. There are certain risks and complications associated with the surgery, but most of them can be managed with proper pre and post-op care. It’ll be best to talk to an expert doctor to find out if hernia surgery has any impending dangers for your case specifically. 

    Which surgery is best for an umbilical hernia?

    In general, laparoscopic umbilical hernia surgery is considered better for most patients because it is minimally invasive. However, in certain cases, open surgery may be preferred for safety reasons or better access to the herniated organ. The best option will be determined by the surgeon after a series of diagnostic tests and thorough evaluations. 

    What are the dos and don’ts after inguinal hernia surgery?

    Some common dos and don’t to follow after inguinal hernia surgery are: 

    • Don’t lift objects heavier than 10 kg or 20 pounds for at least one month. 
    • Don’t perform any strenuous activity or exercise for 2-4 weeks. 
    • Don’t strain the surgical site or wear tight clothes. 
    • Do walk around to improve blood circulation and promote healing. 
    • Do take a healthy and balanced diet. 
    • Do take the prescribed medications and regular follow-ups with the doctor. 

    How to sleep after umbilical hernia surgery?

    After umbilical hernia surgery, patients are often advised to sleep in an elevated position in the first 1-2 days to prevent breathing issues. Sleeping straight can put additional stress on the abdominal muscles and the surgical site. It’ll be best to use a recliner or pillow to provide keep the upper body elevated. 

    What to wear after inguinal hernia surgery?

    Doctors often advise wearing compression shorts or tight-fitting boxer briefs to patients after inguinal hernia surgery. They provide support to the groin region and help to reduce swelling. 

    How long does swelling last after inguinal hernia surgery?

    Swelling after inguinal hernia surgery can last for 2-3 weeks. In some patients, the swelling may persist longer. It should be noted that swelling after surgery is normal and a part of the healing process. However, if the swelling increases after the 1st week, it’s crucial to consult the doctor right away. 

    How much weight can you lift after inguinal hernia surgery?

    The patients are strictly advised to avoid lifting heavy objects after inguinal hernia surgery for a month or so. In the first week, avoid lifting objects that are heavier than 4 kg or 8 pounds. In the upcoming weeks, the patient will be able to lift objects that weigh around 5-8 kg. However, it’s advised to avoid lifting more than 10 kg until the recovery is complete. 

    What size hernia needs surgery?

    Typically, if the hernia size is between 1 cm to 3 cm or larger, it’ll be best to consult a hernia doctor to determine whether surgery is needed. If a hernia is smaller than 1 cm, the doctor may recommend watchful waiting. However, if the size is larger than 1 cm, the decision of surgery will be made according to the severity of the condition. 

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