Technology is progressing expeditiously and the medical field is no exception to it. Quick relief, faster recovery and a shorter hospitalisation time are the boons of modern medicine. Keeping up with the advancements, Healing Hands Clinic has introduced the latest technique for treating hernia- 3D Mesh Hernia Repair.
Hernia is a weakness or opening in the abdominal wall that often results in bulging out of fat or an organ such as intestine, which then occupies space under the skin. It appears like a sac and is usually formed due to weakness of abdominal muscles. The opening in the abdominal wall through which the fat or organs protrude is called the Hernia defect. Hernia can affect anybody, is found in both sexes, can occur at any age and at times infants may be born with it.
The diagnosis of hernia is usually a clinical one, which means that your doctor will go through a history of your symptoms followed by a brief physical examination.
A hernia (except in some cases of umbilical hernia in infants) does not heal on its own and needs to be corrected surgically, especially since it has a tendency to increase in size with time. Surgery for hernia is one of the most commonly performed operations worldwide with millions of cases being treated every year. However, hernia is notorious for its tendency to recur. In the pre-mesh era, the recurrence rate was up to a whopping 30%. Efforts to tackle this issue led to the invention of mesh repair and finally of 3D Mesh Repair. The technique uses a Polypropylene mesh that covers the hernia defect from 3 sides; above, below and centre. This tension-free repair is suitable for treating large sized and even recurrent hernias.
Healing Hands Clinic is certified ‘Centre of Excellence in 3D Mesh Hernia Repair’ by Dr John Murphy, Ex-president, American Hernia Society and inventor of the technique.
At Healing Hands Clinic, all hernia surgeries are performed by highly-qualified and experienced surgeons. Till date, more than 3500 cases have been successfully treated by our experts.
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