Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery in Hyderabad
Dr. Parthasarathy specializes in the diagnosis and repair of simple and complex hernias utilizing advanced laparoscopic hernia surgery. We provide world-class surgical options for hernia at our hospital.
We have successfully performed hundreds of hernia surgeries at our hospital in Hyderabad. Our treatments for hernia are customized to the individual needs of our patients. We counsel & educate the patient right from the first visit to understand their requirements and explain the outcomes of the hernia surgery, which helps us deliver the best possible surgical & aftercare for a hernia.
Table Of Content
- What is Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery?
- How is Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery Performed?
- What types of Hernias can be treated with Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery?
- What is the Recovery time after Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery?
- What are the Advantages of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery?
What is Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery?
Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery is an advanced technique to treat patients with hernia without any significant side effects. Hernia forms when an organ pushes through a weakness or defect in the tissue or muscle that holds it in place. A hernia is common in the abdomen, and it can occur in the belly button, upper thigh, and groin areas. Though hernias are not fatal, yet they need surgical correction to avoid complications.
The leading cause of a hernia is strain and muscle weakness. The common causes of muscle weakness are aging process, persistent coughing, weakening of the muscles from injury and surgery, or a congenital defect.
How is Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery Performed?
The laparoscopic surgeon inflates the patient’s abdominal region with carbon-dioxide gas. The gas gives the surgeon an adequate space and a clear view of the organs. Then, he will make small slits near the surgical site. A thin tube with a small camera called a laparoscope is inserted through the incision. The surgeon uses images from the laparoscope and repairs hernia. Then the hole is covered with a mesh from inside the abdomen. Generally, the patient will be administered general anesthesia for laparoscopic hernia surgery.
What types of Hernias can be treated with Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery?
Laparoscopic hernia surgery can be performed to repair the majority of the hernias, including
- Femoral Hernia
- Umbilical Hernia
- Inguinal Hernia
- Incisional Hernia
- Hiatal Hernia
- Diaphragmatic Hernia
What is the Recovery time after Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery?
If the patient is administered general anaesthesia, nausea, vomiting, and giddiness may be experienced once he comes to consciousness. However, these symptoms will fade away fast. Within 3-6 hours, the patient will be able to walk freely. The patient will be prescribed pain medications. Light exercises will be taught to the patient. Within a couple of week, the patient may return to normal activities. However, the physical condition and recovery vary between individuals.
What are the Advantages of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery?
- Laparoscopic hernia surgery is relatively pain-free.
- As small incisions are made, the bleeding is minimal.
- Post-surgical wounds are small, and the recovery process is quick.
- Exposure of internal organs to the external contaminant is less; hence, the chances of postoperative infection are low.
- As the procedure is simple and effective, there is minimal hospital stay.
- The patient can get back home in 2 days and to work in 7 days.
Dr. G. Parthasarathy is a leading surgical gastroenterologist and the top-ranking Laparoscopic Surgeon in Hyderabad. He has performed hundreds of advanced laparoscopic hernia surgeries. If you or your loved one is suffering from Hernia, reach us on +91 73309 90044 for an appointment with Dr. Parthasarathy.
How painful is hernia surgery?
Hernia operations used to be associated with significant pain in the past.
With the advent of advanced laparoscopic and robotic technologies,most hernia are treated through a keyhole surgery.This involves negligible pain.The patient is usually discharged the next morning of the operation.Most patients join back office in a week and can resume their routine activities and driving within 7 days.
How long does it take to recover from hernia surgery?
Most hernia surgeries are done through the keyhole or laparoscopic method these days.This is associated with minimal pain and most patients are comfortable to walk and carry out their regular activities in 2 to 3 days.
Patients who undergo open hernia repair might take a longer time to return to resume normal activities.This can vary from 1 to 3 weeks depending upon the nature of the surgery.
When can i start exercise and gym after hernia surgery?
Patients who undergo laparoscopic hernia surgery can resume normal activities within a few days.They can gradually start simple exercises and jogging after 2 weeks of the operation.It is advisable to avoid lifting heavy weights and high intensity training for 6 weeks after laparoscopic surgery.
Patients who undergo open hernia repairs are advised to avoid strenuous exercise for at least 3 months following surgery.
Will my hernia come back after surgery?
When an hernia comes back after an operation it is called a recurrence of hernia.
Yes,it does happen in a few patients.Why this occurs only in some and not in a large majority?
There are a few risk factors which make a hernia repair fail after a few years or months.
c.Previous radiation treatment for cancer
d.Wound infection following the first hernia repair
f.Kidney or liver disease
Apart from these factors,there are also certain technical issues which can affect recurrence.For example,whether a mesh was used or not,the type of mesh used,the technique of repair,the expertise of the surgeon and the number of previous failed repairs.
Which is better laparoscopic or open hernia surgery?
We perform both laparoscopic and open hernia surgeries.This means that one is not superior to the other in the absolute sense.There are scenarios where open operation is better than a keyhole surgery and vice versa.
The choice of the procedure is very critical in ensuring the success of the treartment.One size fits all is not possible in hernia treatment.