Important things you need to know about hernia & treatment
Types of Hernia
Most hernia surgery is done through an open surgery where an incision of 10-12 cm is taken above the hernia. FLAT Mesh is then placed in a manner which repairs the hernia. This Mesh needs to be stitched around the site of the hernia. The use of mesh has reduced the incidence of recurrence but may have led to an increase in the incidence of chronic pain. Open surgery is cost-effective.
Laparoscopic surgery is another repair option and associated risks following this option such as use of sharp laparoscopic instruments and trocars, need of General Anesthesia and selection of skilled lap operator surgeon and use of Lap meshes & special instruments that are often expensive.
Studies show that patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery have a quicker recovery and less short-term pain than with open repair. But in either surgery, small nerves can be irritated by the procedure or the mesh or by stitches/tacks (staples) used to hold the mesh against the abdominal wall. Also, long-term pain maybe prevalent in either method.
3-D Hernia Surgery is a Modern hernia surgery which involves repair through selection of uniquely engineered 3-D Implant. Under local anesthesia surgeon takes a minimal incision around 3-4 cm at the hernia and exposes the hole in the muscle. With the help of special delivery device the 3-D Implant is introduced into the hernia hole where it springs-open into the hole and grips it without the need of any sutures/ stitches /staples/ tacks. The back disk of the implant repairs hernia from behind and gives the advantages of laparoscopic repair. The entire surgery takes less than 15-20 Mins. The patient can walk out to the recovery room for around 6 hours and discharged. The surgery is generally done as day surgery meaning that following the surgery the patient is discharged home a short time after the surgery.