Hernia Surgery

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Dr. Aatif Inam Shami

General Surgeon

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Dr. Maaz Ul Hassan

General Surgeon

20 Years of Experience

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Dr. Zahid Mahmood

General Surgeon

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General Surgeon

30 Years of Experience

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Dr. Muhammad Tayyab

Laproscopic Surgeon

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Dr. Saqib Zeeshan

Laproscopic Surgeon

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Who needs Hernia Surgery

A hernia is a medical condition which occurs when fatty tissue 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. In some cases, they can even lead to life-threatening complications. That’s why doctors often recommend surgery for a hernia. Hernia repair surgery is considered to be the world’s most common surgical procedure. 

The doctors usually recommend hernia surgery because of the following symptoms:

  • The tissue becomes trapped in the abdominal wall. That’s when the blood supply to the tissue gets cut off.
  • The hernia becomes strangulated. This can cause permanent damage and is a surgical emergency. 
  • The hernia causes pain or discomfort, or it’s growing larger.

A surgical hernia repair involves pushing the bulge back inside the body part that should contain it and keeping it there. Hernia surgery can help to relieve pain, return the hernia abdominal organs to their correct place and, strengthen the weak muscle area. not every hernia needs immediate treatment. It depends on the size and symptoms.

Types of Hernia Surgery

The different types of hernia surgery are as follows:

  • Herniorrhaphy (tissue repair) - it is the oldest type of hernia surgery and is still being performed which involves a surgeon making a long incision directly over the hernia and then surgical tools are used to open the cut enough to access it. Tissues or a displaced organ are then returned to their original location, and the hernia sac is removed by the surgeon who stitches the sides of the muscle opening or hole through which the hernia protruded. Once the wound has been sterilized, it is stitched shut.

  • Hernioplasty (mesh repair) - is a surgical procedure in which instead of stitching the muscle opening shut, the surgeon covers it with a flat, sterile mesh, usually made of flexible plastics, such as polypropylene, or animal tissue. Small cuts are made around the hole in the shape of the mesh and then surgeon stitches the patch into the healthy, intact surrounding tissues. Damaged or weak tissues surrounding the hernia will use the mesh, as a supportive, strengthening scaffold as they regrow. Hernioplasty is also known as tension-free hernia repair.

Hernia Surgery Recovery

The recovery time for hernia surgery is usually between two to three weeks. Most patients return to normal daily activities and go back to work within a week. Avoid doing any heavy lifting for at least six weeks. Your surgeon will talk to you about what you can and cannot do for your specific hernia operation.

Possible Complications

This procedure is performed by the safest way and by the best experts, however, if you do face complications they might be the following. 

  • Cough
  • Constipation
  • Chronic pain
  • infection
  • organ or tissue damage
  • urinary tract infection
  • blood clot
  • pneumonia, lung infection, or breathing difficulties
  • kidney complications or failure

Most of these symptoms will go away if you try and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Although these complications happen in rare cases. A healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and regular checkups will eliminate all the health risks.

Hernia Surgery Cost In Pakistan

Hernia surgery cost in Pakistan ranges from PKR 100,000 to PKR 250,000. It varies depending upon the surgeon who performs the surgery, type of the surgery, materials used and hospital expenditure/equipment.

Frequently Asked Questions

The doctors usually recommend hernia surgery because of the following symptoms: • The tissue becomes trapped in the abdominal wall. That’s when the blood supply to the tissue gets cut off. • The hernia becomes strangulated. This can cause permanent damage and is a surgical emergency. • The hernia causes pain or discomfort, or it’s growing larger.
There are two types: Herniorrhaphy and hernioplasty.
Hernioplasty (mesh repair) is a surgical procedure in which instead of stitching the muscle opening shut, the surgeon covers it with a flat, sterile mesh, usually made of flexible plastics, such as polypropylene, or animal tissue. Small cuts are made around the hole in the shape of the mesh and then surgeon stitches the patch into the healthy, intact surrounding tissues. Damaged or weak tissues surrounding the hernia will use the mesh, as a supportive, strengthening scaffold as they regrow. Hernioplasty is also known as tension-free hernia repair.
Herniorrhaphy (tissue repair) is the oldest type of hernia surgery and is still being performed which involves a surgeon making a long incision directly over the hernia and then surgical tools are used to open the cut enough to access it. Tissues or a displaced organ are then returned to their original location, and the hernia sac is removed by the surgeon who stitches the sides of the muscle opening or hole through which the hernia protruded. Once the wound has been sterilized, it is stitched shut.
The recovery time for hernia surgery is usually between two to three weeks.
Yes, you can live with a hernia without surgery if the doctor says it is not dangerous. If it is a dangerous hernia that can cause complications, then your doctor will recommend you to go through the surgery. Hernias do not go away on their own though.
Which surgery is better, open surgery or laparoscopic, for inguinal hernia?
A general surgeon.