Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair Patient Information (FAQs)

Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair Patient Information (FAQs)
Risk for hernia increases if you have a family history for this condition.
There are natural treatments such as castor seed oil,aloe vera juice,ginger root, licorice root,fresh vegetable juice and ice packs. If the hernia is severe then procedures like an open surgery or laparoscopic surgery may be recommended.
 Can be painful, is often felt while resting, walking or running.

Most hiatal hernia cases don’t need treatment.

However, the following lifestyle changes may be helpful for dealing with this condition:

•Consume smaller meals.
•Reducing intake of foods that can increase heartburn risk
•Avoid smoking.
•Avoiding bending over.
•Avoiding eating meals a few hours before going to bed
•Increasing the head of your bed.

It is about an one hour operation. 
A hernia may develop because of increased pressure in the body that causes an organ to push through an opening or weakness of muscle. Some factors that can lead to a hernia include age, chronic coughing,damage from injury or surgery.
The most common are
  • Infections
  • Recurrence
  • Injury to nerves arteries and veins.
  • Intestinal injuries
  • Dense scarring or adhesions after any operations in the groin and the abdomen
  • Injury to the intestines which can cause leaks, fistulas, abscesses and rarely death. 
  • If the shrinkage is too severe, the hernia defect may be exposed and the hernia may reoccur.
It may appear as a lump or bulge in the groin, upper part of the stomach, belly button or area with surgical scars.
Hernia is a tear in the muscle that separates the abdomen from the groin. An abdominal organ pushes through the cavity and is felt as a bulge in the groin. The repair is to close the hole.
A sports hernia, is also called an “athletic pubalgia,” develops when muscles or tendons in your lower abdomen or groin is injured. This a painful tear that’s often triggered by activities.
The hernia will continue to grow and may cause pain and intestinal obstruction.


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