Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

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A hernia is a condition in which the organs of the abdomen protrude through the cavity wall of the stomach. It can happen anywhere in the abdominal area. It could be caused by scars from prior surgery (Incisional Hernia) or groins (Inguinal Hernia). It’s a pretty common condition that can only be treated with surgery, either traditional or laparoscopic hernia surgery.

The issue is mild at first, but if left untreated, it might develop into a life-threatening situation. The bulges that occur during a hernia must be treated with surgery. Laparoscopic repair has surpassed traditional treatments due to greater convenience and less pain, improved cosmetics, and earlier return to work.

However, the type of surgery is determined by a number of criteria, including the size, nature, and location of the hernia. When deciding on a surgical procedure, the patient’s lifestyle, health, and age are all taken into account.

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Doctors must be highly proficient and properly trained in the use of a laparoscope in order to perform laparoscopic treatment.

How is a Hernia Treated?

Hernia treatment requires surgery. There are two types of surgery that can be performed: open surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is the most recent and preferred method of surgery.  However, Open surgery is the most common and traditional method of surgery.

The abdomen is inflated with a non-toxic gas during laparoscopic hernia surgery. The patient is then administered general anaesthesia. Following that, three to four tiny incisions are made near the hernia. In order to execute the procedure, a laparoscope is introduced via one of the incisions. The surgeon uses the images from the inserted laparoscope to repair a hernia with mesh. 

What are the Advantages of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair?

A laparoscopic approach has numerous advantages over the standard open procedure. Here are some examples:

a. faster recovery

b. Lower risk of infections

c. Smaller incisions are made as opposed to a single major incision.

d. Superior diagnostic value

e. Shorter hospital stay

f. quick return to daily activities

g. Less postoperative pain

h. Almost no visible scarring

i. Detection of concurrent and bilateral disease with mesh placement capable of covering all possible hernia orifices

j. Superiority in the correction of pelvic floor hernias such as obturator hernias

k. Lowering the rate of laparotomy

l. Lowering the rate of bowel resection

m. Reduction in wound infection rate

Recovery Time After a Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

The discomfort fades after a few days. Within a week, the patient can return to his or her normal daily routine. It is critical to follow your laparoscopic hernia surgeon’s advice for regular follow-ups after the operation in order to avoid any complications.

When is Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery Recommended?

a. If there has been a previous failed open repair, especially if mesh was employed unsuccessfully or ineffectively.

b. In certain cases, like bilateral hernias that  both need  to be fixed at the same time. 

Laparoscopic Surgical Repair May not be Recommended for the Following Individuals:

a. Cannot tolerate general anesthesia.

b. Have an incarcerated hernia.

c. Have a bleeding disease such haemophilia or immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)

d. Are using a blood thinner (a medication that prevents blood clots).

e. Have had many abdominal surgeries. Scar tissue may make laparoscopic surgery more difficult.

f. Have severe lung diseases such as emphysema. The carbon dioxide used to inflate the abdomen may cause respiratory problems.

g. If you are pregnant.

h. If you are extremely obese.

Children are rarely treated with laparoscopic hernia repair. A laparoscope, on the other hand, may be utilised during open hernia procedures in children to examine the opposite groin for a hernia. This is accomplished by placing the laparoscope into the side being operated on and viewing the opposing side. If a hernia exists, the surgeon can repair both sides at the same time.

Which is Better, Open Surgery or Laparoscopy?

The answer is mostly determined by two factors: the location of the hernia and the cost-effectiveness of the treatment.

 

Open Hernia Surgery

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

Procedure

To open your skin, the surgeon makes a cut (incision). They will gently reposition the hernia, tie it off, or remove it. Then, using stitches, they will close the weak part of the muscle where the hernia pushed through. For bigger hernias, your surgeon may insert a piece of flexible mesh to provide additional support. It will aid in preventing a recurrence of the hernia.

During this procedure, your abdomen is inflated with a safe gas. This allows the surgeon to get a better view of your organs. A few small incisions (cuts) will be made near the hernia. They’ll implant a thin tube with a tiny camera at the end of the laparoscope. The surgeon repairs a hernia with mesh using images from the laparoscope as a guide.

Recovery

1-2 weeks

3 weeks

Anesthesia

General, spinal, local anesthesia

General anesthesia

To sum up…

The type of surgery required for hernia treatment is often determined by the size, type, and location of your hernia. Your doctor will also consider  your lifestyle, health, and age. Laparoscopic hernia repair is more expensive than open surgery due to the slightly longer operating-room time and the cost of laparoscopic technology.

With the mentioned advantages of laparoscopic hernia surgery, it is a better choice for a patient to undergo this type of surgery.   If it is costly,  contact  Glamyo Health for hernia treatment, we take all types of insurance as well. Glamyo health offers affordable hernia treatment with no cost EMI.

At Glamyo health we offer scar-less, painless and bloodless laparoscopic surgery to cure a hernia. We are equipped with advanced and updated technology to practice the most recommended laparoscopic hernia surgery

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