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India Profile  »  Medical Tourism In India  »  Surgery in India  »  Hernia Surgery in India

Hernia Surgery in India

Also known as Herniorrhaphy, Hernia surgery corrects the abdominal bulging. Internal organs, often the small intestine through a weakening of the muscular wall bulges out making a lump in the abdomen area. Professionalism and quality are the earmarks of Apollo's General Surgery Centre. Treatment is of high quality with the experienced surgeons.

Hernia can develop in many areas of the body:
-Hernia develops around incisions made earlier in the abdominal wall that is also known as ventral hernia
-Inguinal or femoral hernias are the two types of hernias in the groin.
-The epigastric area or the middle of the abdomen has a tendency to develop hernia.
-The diaphragm, the area between the abdomen and chest is also susceptible to hernia.
-Hiatal hernia around the esophagus is common.
-Hernias in children are because of incomplete closure in the groin which is Inguinal hernia while hernia around the umbilicus is Umbilical hernia.

Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia account for majority of hernia cases specially more in men than women. Inguinal Hernias are of two types, direct and indirect. When the intestine passes from the muscle layers of the abdominal wall and into the groin it is a direct inguinal hernia while indirect hernia is one when the intestine passes through the groin and descends into the scortum.

Femoral Hernia
When a loop of the intestine protrudes through the weakening in the abdominal wall into the groin area near the thigh it is suspected of femoral hernia. Hernia occurs when the abdominal organs specially the small intestine which is held by the abdominal muscular wall protrudes out from a tear or weakening in the wall. The loop that protrudes can be stuck and lose its blood supply which will result in vomiting, nausea and severe abdominal pain since it is a case of strangulated hernia. This needs immediate surgery as it is life threatening and may result in gangrene.
A lump in the groin and increase in groin pain through physical activity are symptoms that can be suspected of femoral hernia.

Overtime, hernias get larger and do not heal by itself but needs proper treatment. Hernias that cannot be pushed back needs surgery. Sometimes when it is a case of strangulated hernia it may turn fatal as it stops blood supply to the rest of the intestine. A plastic mesh is generally implanted to repair the abdominal wall. A minimum invasive surgery such as laparoscopic surgery has gained popularity.

Hiatal hernia

Diaphragm is the layer of muscle that separates the stomach from the chest. When there is a weakening in the diaphragm the stomach protrudes upward in the chest

Cause for hiatal hernia is not totally known but it is because of weakened supporting tissue. Age, smoking and obesity are the risk factors for hiatal hernia. Common among people over 50 years, hiatal hernia can cause backflow of gastric acid from the stomach to the esophagus. Belching, difficulty in swallowing, chest pain and heartburn are the common symptoms of hiatal hernia. Children may also be suffering from hiatal hernia, a condition that is congenital and is more associated with gastroesophageal reflux.

Treatment of hiatal hernia pertains to reduce pain and complications. Reducing gastroesophageal reflux will relieve pain. Medications to reduce acidity, strengthen lower esophageal sphincter is prescribed. When medications fail to relieve pain surgery is required.

Umbilical Hernia
When there is a protrusion of the abdominal organs through the naval area it is a case of umbilical hernia. When the umbilical ring through which the fetus receives nourishment remains partly open the infant suffers from umbilical hernia. It is a soft swelling in the area which remains undetected. When the infant cries or is in an upright condition the swelling is easily noticeable. Usually the size varies from one to five centimeters in diameter. It is common cause among infants and is usually painless. Small hernias close within 3 to 4 years but larger one beyond four years need medical attention. In extreme cases organs may protrude through the opening and become strangulated which may result in loss of blood supply. These are dangerous cases which needs immediate surgery.

(In US $)
Twin Sharing
(In US $)
1) Gall Bladder Surgery 2 - 3 Days 2500 1900
2) Hernia Repair (Unilateral) 2 Days 2800 2100


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  • These are indicative prices only and may vary depending on the conditon of the patient, at the time of admission.
  • Apollo will provide final estimates at the time of patient's admission.
  • Single room is well furnished with Bed, Sofa-cum-Bed for Companion, Cupboard, Medicine Drawer, TV, Telephone and Wi-fi facility for Internet access. Mobile phones are available on request.
  • Stay and food for one Companion with patient in a Single Room is included in the above packages.
  • Services like Mobile, Laundry etc. will be charged extra.
  • Post-stay outside the Hospital is at the personal expense of the patient and is not included in the above prices.
  • 1 US $ = INR 45

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