Say Goodbye to Hernia related Pain and Discomfort with Minimal Invasive Surgeries
Hernia is a medical condition that occurs when an organ or tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the muscle or connective tissue that surrounds it. It can occur in various parts of the body, including the abdomen, groin and upper thigh. While hernias are not usually life-threatening, they can cause pain and discomfort and in some cases require surgery. In this blog post, we will discuss the causes, symptoms and treatment options for hernias.
Causes of Hernia
Hernias are caused by a combination of muscle weakness and strain. Muscle weakness can be a result of several factors, including age, genetics and a sedentary lifestyle. Strain, on the other hand, can be caused by lifting heavy objects, chronic coughing, obesity and pregnancy.
Types of Hernia-
There are several types of hernias, including:
- Inguinal Hernia: This is the most common type of hernia, occurring in the groin area.
- Hiatal Hernia: This occurs when the upper part of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm into the chest cavity.
- Umbilical Hernia: This occurs when Part of the intestine or abdominal tissue protrudes through abdominal muscles near the navel
- Incisional Hernia: This occurs when Part of the intestine or abdominal tissue protrudes through or near the site of a previous surgical incision/surgical scar on the abdomen
Symptoms of Hernia
The symptoms of a hernia vary depending on the type of hernia and its severity. Common symptoms include:
- Pain or discomfort in the affected area, especially when lifting heavy objects or bending over.
- A visible bulge or lump in the affected area.
- Nausea and vomiting in the case of hiatal hernias.
- Pressure or a feeling of fullness in the abdomen.
Treatment for Hernia
Hernias can be a painful and uncomfortable condition that can impact your daily life. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available, including minimally invasive surgeries like laparoscopic hernia repair and robotic-assisted hernia repair.
Laparoscopic hernia repair involves making a few small incisions in the abdomen and using a laparoscope to repair the hernia. This technique results in smaller incisions, less scarring and a faster recovery time than traditional open surgery.
Robotic-assisted hernia repair is a newer technique that uses a robotic system to control small instruments that are inserted through tiny incisions in the abdomen. The robotic system allows for greater precision and control than traditional laparoscopic surgery.
Both laparoscopic hernia repair and robotic-assisted hernia repair have several advantages over traditional open surgery, including less pain and discomfort after surgery, reduced risk of infection and other complications and shorter hospital stays.
It’s important to note that not all hernias are suitable for minimally invasive surgery, and your surgeon will evaluate your individual case and recommend the best treatment option for you.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of a hernia, don’t wait to seek medical attention. With the right treatment, you can find relief and get back to your daily life.