Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery: Minimally Invasive and Effective
Laparoscopic hernia surgery is also referred to as minimally invasive surgery due to its fewer and smaller incisions compared to large and open incisions traditionally.By Admin | 18 December 2023
What is hernia?
Hernias occur when an organ or fatty tissue extends through a weak spot or tear to the surrounding muscle or connective tissue. They can appear in many areas of the body, but the most common types are groin, belly button and incisional.
Why laparoscopic surgery?
- Laparoscopic hernia surgery is also referred to as minimally invasive surgery due to its fewer and smaller incisions compared to large and open incisions traditionally. Specialized instruments and a camera are used to treat hernia. The advantages of laparoscopic surgery are
- Smaller incisions- Tiny incisions are made which reduce the risk of infection and postoperative scarring.
- Lesser pain- The pain that patients experience postoperative is less compared to traditional open surgery.
- Faster recovery- Due to the recovery time being shorter, patients are able to return to their normal lives more quickly.
- Reduced risk of hernia recurrence- Due to the surgery’s highly effectiveness, there are very low chances of it recurring.
- Improved Cosmesis- Due to the surgery’s smaller incisions, it results in less noticeable scarring.
Who is eligible for the surgery?
It is worth knowing that anyone who has hernia is not eligible for the surgery. The factors that determine that if a person is eligible or not for the surgery are:
- Size and location of the hernia
- Overall health of the patient
- Surgeon’s Assessment
What is the procedure?
Unlike traditional surgeries, laparoscopic hernia surgery only makes small incisions near the hernia site. Through laparoscope, it allows the surgeon to have a clear view of the hernia and its surrounding tissue. Thereafter the surgeon treats hernia with specialized mesh and instruments. When the surgery is complete, the surgeon closes the incisions with sutures(surgical threads) or surgical glue.
After surgery care and recovery
It is an added advantage that patients recover from the surgery quickly and with less pain. Often, patients are encouraged to engage in light activities soon after the surgery. The success rate of laparoscopic surgeries are quite impressive, with most of the patients enjoying long-term relief after the surgery.
Is there any risk involved?
These surgeries are essentially safe, but it’s important to know if there can be any complications. The complications are infection, bleeding or injury to nearby organs. However, these complications are very rare.
Why choose Aadicura
Aadicura has a team of skilled specialists and sub-specialists surgeons that significantly reduce the chance of any complication.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our hospital. We are here to help you on your journey to a hernia-free life.