Understanding Hernia: Causes, Types, and Treatment Options
Hernia is a widespread medical condition that, unfortunately, doesn't have a non-surgical solution. Surgery is the primary method of treatment for hernias, making it one of the most common surgical procedures performed worldwide.
Common Types of Hernias
In both India and around the world, there are four common types of hernias that we frequently encounter:
Incisional Hernia: Occurs after a previous operation.
Umbilical Hernia: Develops near the umbilicus (belly button) and can vary in size.
Inguinal Hernia: Appears in the groin fold area and is quite common.
Femoral Hernia: Less common, found lower down in the groin.
Hernias can affect people of all ages, from the young to adults and the elderly, due to increased intra-abdominal pressure.
The Role of Surgery
Surgery is the recommended treatment for hernias. It typically involves a procedure known as hernia mesh repair. During this surgery, a mesh, a net-like material, is used to reinforce the weakened area or defect causing the hernia.
Hernia Surgery Options
At Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Rd., we provide various surgical options for hernia treatment, including:
Open Surgery: The traditional approach for hernia repair.
Laparoscopic Surgery: Keyhole surgery with benefits like faster recovery, shorter hospital stays, and less blood loss.
Robotic Surgery: A cutting-edge and highly popular method for hernia repair at Fortis Hospital, offering even more precise results.
Consult a Surgeon
If you suspect you have a hernia or have been diagnosed with one, it's crucial to consult with a surgeon. At Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Rd., we specialize in various hernia cases, including redo hernias, incisional hernias, large hernias, complex hernias, recurrent hernias, and hernias in obese patients.
Meet Dr. Manish Joshi
I'm Dr. Manish Joshi, the Chief Surgical Gastroenterologist and Robotic Surgeon at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Rd., Bangalore. If you have any concerns or questions about hernias, don't hesitate to reach out.
Thank you for considering Fortis Hospital for your hernia care.