Hernia Surgery

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Hernia Surgery

A hernia is a bulge that forms when organs push through an opening in nearby muscle walls. Most hernias form in your abdominal wall or area of groin.

Over time, hernias can grow and become very painful and may feel discomfort or more pain with physical activity, or when you cough, sneeze, or stand up.

If your hernia becomes painful or disturbs your daily living, your provider may advise surgery. Hernia surgery pushes the organ or tissue back where it belongs and repairs the opening in your muscle wall.

Some signs or symptoms that you need emergency hernia surgery include:
  • A bulge that doesn't go back.
  • A bulge that's suddenly larger.
  • Bloating.
  • Fever.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Redness at the hernia spot.
Procedure of hernia surgery

To start the surgery, you'll receive some sedation form, so you don't feel any pain.

To repair your hernia, your surgeon will:
  • Push the bulging organ back where it belongs.
  • Repair the weak spot or muscle opening.
  • Use surgical mesh to strengthen and cover the defect of hernia.

Open and minimally invasive hernia surgery are two methods of hernia repair.

At HIMAS hospital, we use advanced techniques, so patient feel better faster and have less pain after the procedure.

Risks of Hernia surgery
1. Common risks include:
  • Bruising and bleeding at the site of incision.
  • Trouble with urinating if the hernia was in the groin.
  • Accumulation of fluid, called a seroma, at the prior hernia site.
2. Long-term risks and side effects include:
  • Chronic groin pain.
  • Problems with the mesh breaking down.
  • Recurrence, or the hernia coming back.
3. Rare but serious risks and side effects:
  • Heart attack and stroke.
  • Injury to blood vessels and nearby organs.