Hernia Surgery

What is Hernia Surgery?

It is a sensitive procedure that directly operates hernia. It is also known as the protrusion of internal organs or surrounding walls. The surgeons find a hernia and make an incision near it, and it may work by pushing it back to the protruding place. After that, striches are done to weaker abdominal muscles.

Wearing a corset or binders Vs. Hernia Surgery

It makes it easy for you to decide what would be a better option for you; we have listed a comparison for a better understanding:

  • Safety: Most people find hernia procedures an easy way to satisfy their long-term problems. While wearing a corset or binders is not a long-term remedy.
  • Side effects: Hernia surgery may have side effects such as kidney failure or cuts to any organ during the operation can lead to significant injury, but it is a long-term remedy. Wearing a corset may appear safe, but it doesn't provide long-term results.
  • Effectiveness: Hernia surgery is the more effective and known procedure to operate a hernia. It gives better results than any procedure for this disorder.
  • Cost: The cost of hernia surgery is higher than other procedures. When calculating the expense, bear the surgeon's experience, type of hospital, and other facilities.

Who Performs Hernia Surgery?

A qualified general surgeon performs Hernia surgery. It may be associated with any branch of field related to the abdomen.

Types of Hernia Surgery

The main types of Hernia surgery are done. They are as follows:

  • Herniorrhaphy (tissue repair) - is the oldest type of hernia surgery and involves a surgeon making a long incision directly over the hernia.
  • Hernioplasty (mesh repair) - is a surgical operation in which the surgeon covers a hernia with flat, sterile mesh made of flexible plastics, such as polypropylene or animal tissue. 
  • Open repair
  • Robotic repair
  • Laparoscopic repair

Preparations Before Hernia Surgery

Your surgeon will advise you on preparations according to your condition. Some of the common steps before a Hernia surgery is performed are:

  • Pre-Exam: Your eye doctor will conduct a pre-surgery exam to ensure that your body is in condition for the surgery.
  • Preventive Measures: Maintain an empty stomach. If you are eating anything before your surgery, it may be canceled. 
  • Medical History: Your surgeon might also ask you about your general health history and any medications you are currently taking.

Types of Hernia Surgery

Some of the benefits of Hernia surgeries include the following:

  • The Hernia procedure has a success rate of 90-99 percent.
  • It is very little to no discomfort in hernia procedures.
  • Remove any bulge or lump.
  • Prevent complications.
  • Help reduce discomfort

Best Doctors for Hernia Surgery

Asst. Prof. Dr. Junaid Zaman Karachi

Asst. Prof. Dr. Junaid Zaman

MBBS, FCPS (Surgery), MRCS (Ed)

41 Reviews

10 Years


Dr. Amjad Saeed Mian Lahore

Dr. Amjad Saeed Mian

MBBS , FRCS (Surgery) UK

68 Reviews

34 Years


Dr. Aleem Uddin Karachi

Dr. Aleem Uddin

MBBS, FCPS (General Surgery)

16 Reviews

10 Years


Dr. Imran Altaf Multan

Dr. Imran Altaf

MBBS, FCPS (General Surgery)

5 Reviews

14 Years


How Long Does Hernia Surgery Take?

Hernia surgery typically takes 30-45 minutes.

Risks Associated with Laser Eye Procedure?

Hernia surgery, like any operation, has some risks. It is a complicated procedure and, if not handled correctly, can cause issues that permanently impair internal organs. It is one reason you should go with a surgeon with a lot of experience with these procedures. The other risks include:

  • Vascular injury
  • Surgical site infection
  • Bladder injury
  • Bowel injury
  • Kidney failure
  • Long term pain

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cost varies depending on the type of surgery and locality.

Yes Hernia Surgery surgery available in Pakistan?

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Junaid Zaman
  • Dr. Amjad Saeed Mian
  • Dr. Aleem Uddin
  • Dr. Imran Altaf
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.

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