If you or a closed one is suffering from hernia and wondering what should be done next, here are a few points that will guide you in making correct decisions.
Need for surgery - A hernia is a structural defect in the abdominal wall. However, unlike a lot of other conditions, the chances that a hernia will heal by itself are almost nil ( except in cases of congenital hernia that is present in infants and tends to heal with time ). In some cases, the hernia remains the same size for years, without causing much trouble. In others, it tends to grow in size, the defect in the wall increasing in size with time and a larger portion of intestines protrudes out of it. So, once you have a hernia, it’s best to calm yourself down and accept that it will need a surgical repair.
In some instances, surgery is avoided - Although the best way to deal with hernia is surgical, in some cases it needs to be avoided/postponed due to medical contraindications. These include old age with reduced fitness levels, uncontrolled diabetes, debilitated condition etc.
Kind of surgery - Hernias can be corrected by open technique or laparoscopically ( key-hole surgery ). Though you may be quick to conclude that a laparoscopic repair would obviously be better, which, as a matter of fact is true in most operations, when it comes to hernia, an open repair gives superior results. Research papers have proven that the chances of recurrence are lesser with an open technique when it comes to hernia.
Choose your surgeon wisely - The success of a hernia surgery depends to a large extent on the surgeon’s skills. The more experienced he/she is in treating hernia, the better the outcome. Make sure your surgeon is highly-qualified with ample of experience.
HEALING HANDS CLINIC HAS BEEN CERTIFIED 'CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN 3D MESH HERNIA REPAIR' BY DR JOHN MURPHY, EX-PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN HERNIA SOCIETY AND INVENTOR OF THE TECHNIQUE.
This is the most advanced and preferred open technique for most of the hernias. It is a simple and promising method which covers the hernia defect from 3 sides- above, below and centre. It is a tension-free repair in which a Polypropylene mesh is used.
Dr Deepak Kulkarni
M.B.B.S., D.N.B.( Surgery )
Hernia Specialist and GI Endoscopist
Dr Paresh Gandhi
M.B.B.S., D.N.B.( Surgery ),FCPS Surgery
Laser Varicose Veins & Hernia Surgeon
Till date more than 3500 cases of hernia have been successfully treated with 3-D Mesh Repair at Healing Hands Clinic
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