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Different Surgical Approaches

Hernia is a condition in which the internal parts of the intestine bulge out through weak spots in abdominal walls. Often appeared by a visible bulge in the abdominal and groin areas it is a painful and strenuous experience that affects the quality of life. Different types of hernias include inguinal, umbilical, hiatal, and incisional based on the area or situations that lead to this condition. Based on the complexity and type of hernias a gastroenterologist may recommend watchful waiting or surgical methods to cure this condition. In case of surgery they may either suggest open surgery or laparoscopic hernia surgery Dubai.

Here is a detailed analysis of these different hernia types as well as surgical approaches 

Types of Hernia

Inguinal Hernia

This is the most common type of hernia. Here the intestine bulges through any of the passages in the lower abdomen called inguinal canals. The result is a bulge in the inner groin between the upper thigh and lower abdomen. Studies have shown that this type of hernia accounts for about 75 percent of abdominal wall hernias. They are more likely to occur in men (27%) than women (3%). 

Umbilical Hernia

In this type of hernia, the intestine protrudes through an opening in the abdominal muscles near the navel. It usually occurs in newborns when the abdominal walls fail to close after birth. It is also found in adults in case they have had multiple pregnancies or suffer from being overweight. The good news for infants is that they automatically get closed once they turn 3 to 4 years. 

Incisional Hernia

This type of hernia occurs at the abdominal walls in case a surgery has been conducted in the area. Here hernia occurs months or years after the surgery due to weakening of surgical stitches, incorrect healing, or engaging in strenuous activities. 

Femoral Hernia

Here we see the intestine pushing through the walls of the femoral canals, located just below the inguinal ligaments in the groin area. This is one of the most complicated forms of hernia that will even lead to severe conditions like strangulation. So it might require immediate care in the form of hernia surgery Dubai

Hiatal Hernia 

To put it simply the upper part of the stomach bulges into the chest cavity through a small opening in the diaphragm. Its symptoms are different from other types of hernia in that it involves heartburn, acid reflux, chest pain, and difficulty swallowing.

Surgical Solutions for Hernia

Open Surgery

In this method, a specialist surgeon will make openings over the affected area, push the protruded organ back into the intestine, and fix the abdominal walls. In some cases, specialized meshes are attached to the abdominal wall to strengthen it. This is an intense surgical intervention that causes considerable pain and recovery time post-surgery.

Laparoscopic Surgery

This is a blessing offered by technology. Here with minor incisions into the hernia-affected area, the surgeon passes special equipment to view and repair the hernia. Here also the surgeon may use specialized meshes to strengthen the abdominal walls. The positive of this treatment channel is that it offers faster healing with minimal downtime. 

Other than conventional treatment methods mentioned above hernia surgery Dubai may also leverage robotic technology to repair the hernia. 

Surgery: Extra insights

  • The choice of surgical methods: It depends on the type of hernia, its complications as well as the preferences of the patient. Even though laparoscopic surgery offers better convenience some complicated cases may still require open surgery. 
  • Mesh Treatment: Speaking of mesh treatment in hernia surgery it is important to point out that it has consequences that make the procedure more painful. Make an informed decision after consulting with the surgeon. 

So the takeaway is that whatever the type of hernia or the surgical method adopted it is essential to consult with the gastroenterologist to take the best treatment channel that will suit your conditions and requirements. The last word should be that of this specialized doctor. So there is a need for the best gastroenterologist gifted with expertise and enriched with experience to guide the treatment in the right direction. In this case, the hernia surgery in Dubai offered by the gastroenterologist Dr. Akhilesh Sapra will be the best solution.

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