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Hernia Surgery

At a Glance

 Laparoscopic hernia repair     Open hernia repair
Advanced training is required for laparoscopic approach Technique is old and varies in style from surgeon to surgeon
General anaesthesia is administered Procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia also
Hernia is repaired from the inside from behind the muscle weakness The muscle weakness is opened and the hernia is repaired from the outside
Advanced laparoscopic equipment is used Requires standard surgical instruments
Recurrence rates and infection rates are at < 1% Higher recurrence rates and infection rates are noted
Length of incision is no more than 1 – 2cm with 2 small punctures  Length of incision is 4 – 5 cm
Incision is made in the belly button area Incision is made in the groin area
Mesh is positioned behind the muscle Mesh is positioned behind and above the muscle
Absorbable sutures used to secure the mesh in place Mesh is sutured into the location
Patients feel little or no pain after the surgery Patients may experience moderate post-operative pain
Patients return to normal activities in about 1 week Patients resume normal activities in about 2 – 3 weeks
Surgery takes about 45 minutes to an hour
 Surgery takes about 30 minutes to 45 minutes
Difficulty in repairing large and complex hernias Recommended surgical option for large and complex hernias

There are two techniques used for a hernia repair – laparoscopic approach and open surgical approach. Surgeon preferences and situations influence the decision of an open repair or a laparoscopic repair. The advantages of laparoscopic repair are more than that of the open mesh repair. For one, post-operative pain is lesser and patients return to work faster than after an open surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is a technically difficult surgery. Incidences of prolonged loss of sensitivity and numbness are noted in patients who have had an open surgery. Blood loss during surgery is markedly decreased. Wound drain may not be required after a laparoscopic procedure. Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is a popular technique considered safe and efficient.

Our team perform advanced laparoscopic repair techniques and use the latest light-weight mesh. The light-weight mesh considerably reduces recurrence rates. Post-operative mesh pain is also reduced.

Authored By DR. DEEPAK S

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Sunday 09.00AM – 02.00PM & 04.00PM – 07.00PM
Monday 09.00AM – 02.00PM & 04.00PM – 07.00PM
Tuesday 09.00AM – 02.00PM & 04.00PM – 07.00PM
Wednesday 09.00AM – 02.00PM & 04.00PM – 07.00PM
Thursday 09.00AM – 02.00PM & 04.00PM – 07.00PM
Friday 09.00AM – 02.00PM & 04.00PM – 07.00PM
Saturday 09.00AM – 02.00PM & 04.00PM – 07.00PM

Opening Hours

Sunday 02.00PM – 04.00PM
Monday 02.00PM – 04.00PM
Tuesday 02.00PM – 04.00PM
Wednesday 02.00PM – 04.00PM
Thursday 02.00PM – 04.00PM
Friday 02.00PM – 04.00PM
Saturday 02.00PM – 04.00PM
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