Hernia Surgeon in Mumbai

When you need a hernia operation, it is important to consult only best hernia surgeons in Mumbai. At Apollo Spectra, we have experts to ensure that you heal quickly and completely. An organ, when tries to push through an opening, either in the muscle or the tissue is known as a hernia. For instance, when the abdominal walls become weak, the intestines might try to push through the same. Mostly, hernias occur in the abdominal area. However, it can also appear in the upper thigh, belly button, and groin areas. Ideally, hernias are not dangerous, but they don’t rectify themselves. Hence, you will need a surgery to battle with it. Some of the common types of a hernia treated at Apollo Spectra-

An Inguinal Hernia

This is the most common type of a hernia. Almost 70% of hernia patients suffer from an inguinal hernia. This occurs, when there is a weak spot or tear in the lower abdominal wall, near the inguinal canal and the intestines push through it. The inguinal canal is located near the groin, where the spermatic cord passes through the abdomen to the scrotum. This cord is responsible to hold the testicles up. In women, this cord helps hold the uterus in its place firmly. Nevertheless, this hernia is more common in men than in women. And, the reason is that a man’s testicles travel through the inguinal canal, just after their birth and this canal are supposed to be closed, fully behind them. So, when the canal doesn’t close properly, it leaves a weakened spot open, exposing itself to a hernia.

A Hiatal Hernia

When a part of your stomach pokes out through the diaphragm into the chest cavity, it causes a hiatal hernia. Most common in older people after the age of 50, it can also occur in children due to congenital birth defect.

An Umbilical Hernia

Children or babies under 6 months experience this because of the bulge in the intestines through the abdominal wall, which is close to the belly button. It is important to keep an eye, especially when they are crying and check for any bulge in the stomach. It usually goes away on its own by the time the child turns 1. However, if it doesn’t get rectified on its own, surgery may be needed.

An incisional Hernia

An incisional hernia can occur if you have had a stomach or abdominal surgery. Your intestines may start to push through the scar through the surgery cut or any weak tissue surrounding it.

What are the causes for hernias?

The main cause of a hernia is weak muscle and strain. And, it can develop either quickly or slowly over a period of time.
The main causes of muscle weakness are;

A congenital defect, where the abdominal wall doesn’t close correctly from right inside the womb.

  • Age
  • Chronic coughing
  • Damage because of an injury or surgery
  • Factors that strain your muscle;
  • Pregnancy – as the abdomen pushes out
  • Being constipated – as it causes strain during the passing of stools
  • Lifting heavy weights
  • Fluid in abdomen or ascites
  • Gaining weight suddenly
  • Surgery
  • Coughing
Who is at a risk of a hernia?
  • If you have a family history of a hernia
  • Being obese
  • A chronic cough and smoking as it can lead to a chronic cough
  • Chronic constipation

Conditions such as cystic fibroids can also lead to a hernia as it impairs the lungs and can cause a chronic cough.

Treatment for a hernia

Your treatment plan completely depends on the severity of your condition. Your hernia surgeon in Mumbai may simply keep a check on the hernia. The treatment options for this condition are; surgery, alternative lifestyle, and medication.

Lifestyle
Even though changes in lifestyle can help a hiatal hernia, it cannot make it disappear. However, you must avoid large meals and lying down or bending down as soon as you have eaten should be avoided. Also, it is very important that you maintain your ideal weight.
You can incorporate an exercise routine to help strengthen the weak spot. But, it must be done so with the help of an expert as excess pressure can promote a hernia to bulge even more. Despite trying all the changes, if there is no relief, surgery becomes mandatory.
You must also avoid food that causes acid reflux or heartburn. And, if you are a smoker, quit.

Medication
Your hernia surgeon in Mumbai may prescribe medicine to ease the discomfort and eliminate the symptoms. Antacids, H-2 receptor, blockers, and proton pump inhibitors are a few medicines that may be prescribed.

Surgery
If a hernia starts to grow and become large, it may be time for surgery. Your hernia surgeon in Mumbai will sew the hole in the abdominal wall. This is done by rectifying the hole with a surgical mesh.
The surgeries are usually open or laparoscopic surgery. During the laparoscopic surgery, the hernia surgeon in Mumbai will use a minute camera along with tiny surgical equipment to correct the damage. This is done by making a small incision.
Open surgery has a long recovery period. Up until six weeks, you will not be able to move around normally. The type of surgery will be decided by the specialist after taking a look at your hernia.