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
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 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.
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.
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.
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 $)
(In US $)
|1) Gall Bladder Surgery
||2 - 3 Days
|2) Hernia Repair (Unilateral)
- Prices are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.
- 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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