What is a hernia?
Hernia, is a weakness in the abdominal wall muscles that progresses to become an opening (hole), allowing abdominal contents to bulge out under the skin.
Hernia may be unnoticed by patients, till it becomes bigger or causes pain.
Sometimes the first symptom of hernia is strangulation (intestine becomes trapped in the hernia, loses its blood supply and becomes gangrenous), that is why we recommend repairing most hernias, even if asymptomatic.
Types of hernia
Inguinal hernia is a groin hernia, femoral hernia is another variety of inguinal hernias. Inguinal hernia is very common type of hernia.
Umbilical hernia is a hernia at the bellybutton. This area is naturally weak. Most patients unaware of its presence.
Ventral hernia, is a broad term, it refers to hernias in the anterior abdominal wall.
Incisional hernia, is a hernia that occurs in an incision of previous surgery.
Hernia Surgery have undergone dramatic advances in the last few years, which led to minimal pain, less or no scar, faster recovery, very low recurrence rate.
Read about different types of Hernia Surgeries below
- Laparoscopic Robotic Hernia Repair
- Scarless Hernia Repair
- Biological Mesh for Hernia Repair
- Hernia Repair Without a Mesh