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Understanding Hernia Repair Surgery

Hernia in any part of the body involves an organ or parts of the body pushing through a muscle, wall or an enlarged opening which should be small preventing the passage.  Surgery is  the only  standard and effective curative treatment for hernias. Hernia surgery  involves pushing the herniated organ and tissue back into place and reinforcing the barrier, closing/narrowing the opening with stitches or surgical mesh.

Who Needs Hernia Repair?

Not all hernias demand immediate attention, but most worsen over time in terms of increasing size, creating bulges as interior tissue protrudes through a tear or gap in the muscle or tissue wall. It also causes further weakening of the wall/opening through which they protrude through.  Hernias can lead to discomfort, pain, or pressure. If left untreated, they may impact nearby organs, causing complications such as inability to go back to the cavity, interference with blood supply, blockage of the organ(intestines, stomach etc) depending on the site of the hernia

For instance, in males, a hernia can extend into the scrotum, resulting in swelling, discomfort, or pain during activities. An umbilical hernia (belly button hernia) can cause similar effects. Surgery becomes essential when symptoms emerge, or complications risk your well-being.

If you’re seeking effective treatment, keep reading to learn how to find the best hernia surgeon in Dubai and book your consultation with just a click!

Common Types of Hernias

1)  Inguinal Hernia:

  • Most common type of hernia 
  • Occurs when a part of the intestine or fat  protrudes through a weak spot in the lower abdominal wall near the groin.
  • More prevalent in men.

2)  Femoral Hernia:

  • It is less common, typically affecting older women.
  • A portion of the intestine enters the canal carrying blood vessels to and from the leg.
  • More dangerous than an inguinal hernia and almost always needs immediate attention.

3)  Umbilical Hernia:

  • It is common in infants but can affect adults.
  • Occurs around the belly button when tissue pushes through a weakened area.

4)   Incisional Hernia:

  • Develops at surgical incisions where muscles have been cut and repaired during previous surgeries.
  • It can occur months or even years after surgery.

Symptoms and Causes

Symptoms and causes of hernias can vary depending on the type and severity. However, some common signs may indicate a hernia is present.

A bulge or lump in the affected area is one of the most obvious symptoms. This bulge may be more pronounced when standing or straining and disappear when lying down or resting. Other symptoms can include pain or discomfort at the site of the hernia, especially during physical activity or lifting heavy objects.

The causes of hernias can be diverse. Some individuals are born with a weakened abdominal wall, making them more prone to developing a hernia later in life. Others may experience increased pressure on their abdominal muscles due to factors such as obesity, pregnancy, persistent coughing, or constipation.

A hiatal hernia however does not cause any outward swelling but can cause symptoms of acid reflux, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath etc depending on the size and the contents herniating through into the chest from the abdomen.

Types of Hernia Surgery In Dubai

1) Open Repair: Traditional Yet Effective

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2) Laparoscopic Repair: Keyhole surgery ( The more common approach currently)

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Reach out to Dr Balaji today for expert consultation regarding your options for top-notch hernia surgery in Dubai!

Latest Advancements in Hernia Surgery

In recent years, the field of hernia surgery in Dubai has witnessed remarkable progress, ushering in innovative techniques and technologies that have transformed the treatment landscape. These advancements enhance surgical precision and contribute to faster recovery times, offering patients cutting-edge options for hernia repair in Dubai.

Laparoscopic hernia repair, commonly known as minimally invasive surgery, is a beacon of progress in hernia treatment. This technique involves small incisions through which a miniature camera and specialized instruments are inserted. Key benefits include:

Robotic-assisted hernia surgery empowers surgeons in Dubai with advanced technology, taking surgical precision to new heights. Key features include:

  • Enhanced Precision: Robotic arms mimic surgeon movements with unparalleled accuracy.
  • Minimally Invasive: Complex repairs can be performed with minimal disruption to surrounding tissues.
  • Optimal Outcomes: Combining human skill and robotic precision results in superior surgical outcomes.

Advancements in mesh materials used for hernia repair have addressed historical complications. The latest meshes are designed to:

  • Promote Tissue Integration: Facilitating seamless integration with natural tissues for enhanced healing.
  • Minimize Complications: Newer meshes mitigate risks of infection and discomfort associated with traditional options.
  • Ensure Patient Safety: The focus is on materials that positively interact with surrounding structures.

Consult Dr Balaji - Best Hernia Surgeon In Dubai

Regarding hernia surgery, you deserve the best care and expertise. We highly recommend consulting Dr Balaji, a skilful hernia specialist in Dubai.

With years of experience and a passion for delivering exceptional patient care, Dr Balaji is known for his expertise in hernia repair in Dubai. 

Whether you have a common type of hernia or a complex case that requires specialized attention, Dr Balaji has the knowledge and skill to provide personalized treatment options tailored to your needs.

Schedule an appointment today.

FAQs

A hernia occurs when an organ or tissue protrudes through a vulnerable spot in the muscle or tissue wall that surrounds it. It often results from strain or weakness in the abdominal muscles.

Hernia surgery becomes necessary when the hernia causes symptoms such as pain, discomfort, or complications that put the individual’s health at risk. Surgical intervention is often recommended in such cases.

If your hernia is causing noticeable symptoms such as a bulge, pain, or discomfort, or if it poses a risk of complications, consulting with a healthcare professional is crucial. They will assess your condition and recommend appropriate treatment options, which may include surgery.

The process of recovery varies depending on the type of surgery. Generally, patients are closely monitored post-surgery, advised to rest and avoid strenuous activities for a period of time, and provided with guidelines for incision care. Follow-ups are essential for monitoring progress and addressing any concerns.

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