Hernia repair surgery is widely considered to be the world’s most common surgical procedure. Hernia surgery helps to relieve pain, return the hernia abdominal organs to their correct place and strengthens the weak muscle area. However, not every hernia needs immediate treatment but it depends on the size and symptoms.
Hernia surgery in Pakistan is performed by well-qualified surgeons and this surgery has been successful in the majority of the cases. In this article, we’ll take a look at the five important things that you should know about hernia surgery in Pakistan.
What is hernia surgery?
A hernia is a medical condition in which fatty tissues or an organ pushes through a weak place in the surrounding connective tissue or muscle wall. Hernias usually don’t get better on their own and tend to get bigger and thus require treatment. In some cases, they may even lead to life-threatening complications. That’s why doctors often recommend timely hernia surgery. A surgical hernia repair is done to push back the bulge back inside the body part that should contain it.
Best doctors for hernia surgery in Pakistan:
Prof. Dr. Syed Imran Hussain Andrabi:
Prof. Dr. Syed Imran Hussain Andrabi is a consultant general and laparoscopic surgeon and is one of the best of his specialty in Lahore. Dr. Andrabi is foreign qualified and has done following degrees: MBBS, FCPS (Pak), FRCS (Ire), Intercollegiate Specialty Board Certified FRCS in General Surgery from Royal College of Surgeons of UK and Ireland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Dublin) and has 22 years of experience.
His special area of interest is hernia surgery and he is one of the best surgeons in Lahore for this. Dr. Andrabi is quite for managing patients as if he’s treating a family member i.e with respect and dignity. He is a highly skilled and experienced surgeon with a solid professional background and also has more than 30 publications.
Dr. Maryam Jamil:
Dr. Maryam Jamil is a consultant general surgeon currently practicing at Doctors Hospital, Lahore. She did her MBBS from Lahore Medical and Dental College, completed her FCPS in General Surgery from College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan and MRCS in Medicine from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh UK. She is also working as an assistant professor at Lahore Medical and Dental College.
Her special area of interest lies to be hernia surgery in which she has an experience of 6 years.
Dr. Saqib Zeeshan:
Dr. Saqib Zeeshan is a consultant laparoscopic surgeon currently practicing at Horizon Hospital, Lahore and Bahria International Hospital, Lahore. He is a specialist in performing hernia surgery and has done MBBS, FCPS, FRCS and FRCSI and has an experience of 23 years in this field.
Dr. Aatif Inam Shami:
Dr. Aatif Inam Shami is one of the most famous general surgeons in Islamabad practicing at Max Health Hospital. He is specialized in performing hernia surgery. You can easily book an online appointment with Dr. Aatif Inam Shami through Marham. Call at 0311-1222398 to confirm his timings or book an appointment.
Hernia Surgery cost in Pakistan:
The cost of hernia surgery varies depending upon the surgeon who performs the surgery, type of surgery, materials used and hospital expenditure/equipment. Hernia surgery cost in Pakistan ranges from PKR 100,000 to PKR 250,000.
FAQs about hernia surgery:
Q: How long does it take to recover from a hernia surgery?
A: Recovery time for hernia surgery is usually between two to three weeks and most patients return to normal daily activities and go back to work within a week.
Q: Is a hernia surgery serious?
A: If there are any serious complications, then it may be serious however if done by professional hands and at the right time, hernia surgery is a very safe procedure.
Q: What happens if a hernia is left untreated?
A: If left untreated, your hernia may keep growing and would become more painful. As a result, a portion of your intestine could become trapped in the abdominal wall which can obstruct your bowel and cause severe pain, nausea, or constipation.
Hernia surgery success rate:
Hernia surgery is an operation which is normally very safe. But like all surgeries, having your hernia removed may have some complications. Therefore, always get your surgery performed by a qualified and experienced general surgeon.