Hernia surgery in Chennai

When it comes to a hernia, it doesn’t rectify on its own. Usually, without treatment, they tend to get bigger. Also, in rare cases, they can be fatal. Therefore, surgeries are generally recommended to treat hernias. But, a hernia doesn’t need a surgery right away. Depending on the size and symptoms of a hernia, your doctor will curate a treatment plan.

Who needs hernia surgery?
If you are suffering from the below-mentioned symptoms, your doctor will likely recommend this surgery;

  • The tissues, like the intestine, becomes stuck into the abdominal wall. This is known as incarceration. It requires immediate treatment, when there is a delay, it may cause strangulation, where the blood supply to the tissues stops.
  • When a hernia becomes strangulated, it leads to a permanent damage and can be fatal. If you experience fever, nausea, or extreme pain or if a hernia becomes red, purple, or dark, immediate surgery is a must.
  • If your hernia is causing pain or becoming big

Your doctor may ask you to wait if your hernia goes back inside or you can push it back when you lie down and if your hernia is too small or shows no symptoms at all. If you suspect something, you can talk to your doctor and he or she will keep an eye on the hernia during the general check-up. Usually, both children and adults can undergo this surgery, however, if you are too weak or frail then your doctor may advise against it, at least for the time being. Your doctor will then create a treatment plan to help you recover.

What are the most common types of hernia surgeries?
Your doctor can remove a hernia in multiple ways. It is conducted in the hospital or a medical centre. Post-surgery, you may have to stay in the hospital for a few days.
Open surgery
Before the surgery, your doctor will provide spinal or local anaesthesia, to numb the lower part of the body. You may also receive general anaesthesia through IV to make sure you are asleep during the procedure. An incision is performed to cut open the skin. Your surgeon will then gently put a hernia back to its original position and close the weak area. If a hernia is large, a mesh-like structure may be used to close the weakened area for extra support.
Laparoscopic surgery
During this surgery, using a safe gas, your abdomen is inflated. Your surgeon does this to get a clear view of the organs. He will then proceed to make a few incisions near a hernia. Also, a thin tube is inserted with a camera attached to the end, and this thin tube is known as a laparoscope. Using the images produced by the laparoscope, the surgeon will guide a hernia back with the mesh. For this surgery, you will be given general anaesthesia. The recovery period of this surgery is faster, comparatively. The type of surgery depends on the size, type, and location of the surgery. Also, the type of surgery depends on your age, lifestyle, and health.
What are the non-surgical treatments for a hernia?
When it comes to the treatment of a hernia, your surgeon may first try non-surgical treatments if possible. This includes wearing a corset, binder, or a truss. These are supportive garments that help push back the hernia, using gentle pressure and keeping it in its place. These methods are traditionally prescribed when you aren’t able to undergo a surgery or to provide temporary relief.
Please note that the garments used must be prescribed by the doctor and must be tried under the supervision of the doctor. If you do it without the doctor’s consent, it can complicate the condition, by making it worse or causing strangulation or incarceration.
What happens when you don’t opt for hernia treatment?
  • Incarcerated – If you don’t opt for treatment soon enough, the hernia can become stuck inside the abdominal walls, which leads to the blood supply being cut off from a hernia and can obstruct bowel movements, causing a strangulated hernia.
  • A hernia, if not treated on time, will continue to grow and become weak. This will further increase your symptoms and interfere with your everyday life.
  • Your overall health may become affected.
  • You may have to opt for a surgery eventually.
Why Apollo Spectra?
At Apollo Spectra, our specialists are top-notch. When it comes to treating a hernia, our surgeons come with a wide range of knowledge and experience. They make use of innovative techniques to help treat the condition perfectly. Our team is extremely caring and will support you throughout your treatment. We offer the best patient care to help you recover faster. If you are looking for a consultation, visit your nearest Apollo Spectra today!