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:
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.
The different types of hernia surgery are as follows:
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.
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.
This procedure is performed by the safest way and by the best experts, however, if you do face complications they might be the following.
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.