Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Surgery Patient Information (FAQs)

Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Surgery Patient Information (FAQs)

Following factors are more prone to developing hernia:

  • Personal history
  • Family history
  • Overweight
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic constipation
  • Smoking
 
 

 

Mesh cannot be rejected and allergic reactions rarely occur.

  • Physical examination:  your doctor may feel for a bulge in your abdomen or groin.
  • Barium X-ray: drinking a liquid solution containing barium and taking series of X-ray pictures of your digestive tract.
  • Endoscopy: small camera attached to a tube is passed down your throat and into your esophagus and stomach.
  • Ultrasound

 

Hernia repair surgery may be done in three different ways.

  • Open surgery repair.
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair, it uses smaller incisions and offers a faster recovery.
  • Robotic repair is the latest technology in hernia repair.

After the operation you can return home within 48hrs and to daily activity within 1-2 days. You can return to work in 1-2 weeks.

You can’t always prevent the muscle weakning,

 

  • Avoid developing a persistent cough
  • Maintaining ideal body weight
  • Avoiding straining during bowel movements
  • Avoiding lifting heavy weights
  • Avoid smoking

Following are the most common complications:

  • Males can experience painful swelling in the scrotum
  • Presence of gangrene may lead to perforation of the bowel
  • Infection
  • Numbness at the surgery site
  • Recurrence of the hernia
  • Rejection of the mesh

 

Most common complications are:
 
  • Sudden severe pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Area becomes tender

Common symptoms of an inguinal hernia include:

  • pain or discomfort in the affected area
  • weakness, or a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen
  • a burning, or aching sensation at the site of the bulge

Other symptoms of a hiatal hernia include:

  • acid reflux,
  • chest pain
  • difficulty swallowing
The most common types of hernia are:
  • inguinal (inner groin),
  • incisional (from an incision),
  • femoral (outer groin),
  • umbilical (belly button),
  • hiatal (upper stomach)
There are two types of inguinal hernias:
  • Indirect inguinal hernia 
  • Direct inguinal hernia 

Anything that causes an increase in pressure in the abdomen can cause a hernia, 

Following are some conditions:

  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Diarrhea 
  • Constipation
  • Persistent coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Obesity
  • Poor nutrition
  • Smoking
     These conditons weakens the abdominal wall causing Hernia.
 
A hernia occurs is when an organ or fatty tissue sweeps through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or facia.
A inguinal hernia occurs when part of the intestine sweeps through a weak spot in the abdominal wall at the inguinal region. The inguinal canal is a passageway through the abdominal wall near the groin.

Almost all abdominal wall hernias can be repaired using minimally invasive technique:

  • Inguinal Hernias (new and recurrent)
  • Femoral Hernias
  • Epigastric Hernias
  • Incisional or Ventral Hernias
  • Umbilical Hernias

 

 

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