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    Best Hernia Treatment Center

    Ami Hospital understands that most people who have been diagnosed with a hernia are looking for a solution that doesn’t affect their life for a very long time. That’s why we leverage advanced and minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques to treat hernias.

    We house advanced technology and USFDA-approved diagnostic and surgical tools. Ami Hopsital also has an in-house team of general and laparoscopic surgeons who are experts in treating all types of hernias. The surgeons have 10+ years of experience in treating hernias and other conditions using open and laparoscopic technology, with a success rate higher than 95%

    What happens in Hernia Surgery?

    Diagnosis

    Before opting for surgery, the doctor will physically examine the protruding area. For an accurate diagnosis, the patient might be asked to stand, strain or cough. For further diagnosis and to identify the safest technique for repair, the doctor might prescribe imaging tests such as an abdominal ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI.

    Based on the test results, the doctor will determine the most suitable method and proceed with the treatment.

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    How to prepare for surgery?

    As with most surgeries, preparation for hernia surgery will involve restrictions in terms of diet. To ensure a safe treatment, one will be asked to refrain from drinking water, food, or any other fluids for six hours prior to the treatment, as food present within the digestive system might lead to certain complications during the surgery.
    While some drugs might be prescribed to be taken beforehand to aid the surgery, a certain number of drugs should be avoided for up to a week before the surgery because of the various effects they can have on the body.
    Drugs like aspirin, blood thinners, anti-inflammatory medications (arthritis medications), and Vitamin E should be avoided prior to a week before the surgery.
    Preoperative preparations include medical evaluations such as blood tests, chest x-rays, and electrocardiography tests, depending on the person’s age and medical condition.
    It is recommended to take a shower before going for the operation as the surgical area must be kept dry after the operation.

    Benefits of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

    There is no doubt that laparoscopic hernia repair is beneficial for the patient. As compared to open surgery, the procedure is minimally invasive and has shorter downtime. The key benefits of laparoscopic surgery are given below-

    • The incisions made during the surgery are keyhole-sized, which reduces further damage to the muscle wall.
    • As the incisions are small, pain after the surgery is also minimal.
    • Laparoscopic repair allows you to get back to daily activities quicker.
    • The chances of bleeding and infection are also minimal during laparoscopic hernia surgery.
    • Hospitalization longer than 24 hours won’t be necessary in case of laparoscopic surgery.
    • The perforation in the muscle wall will recover faster than in open surgery.
    • There will be negligible chances of hernia recurrence, and the risk of getting an incisional hernia is also reduced.
    • Scarring is also minimal in this technique which means there is no aesthetic downside to the procedure

     

     
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    FAQs around

    Hernia Treatment

    No, hernia mesh is not used for all types of hernia repair surgery. In many cases, the perforation in the abdominal wall can be closed without any support or reinforcement. Thus hernia mesh is not needed every time.

    Hernia surgery can be performed under general, spinal, or local anesthesia. The anesthetist will ask you some questions to determine if you are allergic to some components of general anesthesia. If so, then either spinal or local anesthesia will be used.

    You can return to work or school within 2 weeks at maximum. If you’ve had open surgery, the recovery may take longer, due to which the doctor may ask you to wait for at least 2 weeks before rejoining work or school. In the case of laparoscopic repair, the recovery will be faster. Thus, you can rejoin work/school after the 1st week.

    Some foods can increase the risk of constipation after hernia surgery. Thus, you should avoid such food items, including-
    White bread Biscuits and crackers Chunky meats, such as steaks and dry meals Carbonated beverages and alcohol Sweets and sugary foods

    Yes. At Ami Hospital, we also perform hernia mesh removal surgery as required. If you are not comfortable with the hernia mesh or it is causing problems, it can be removed safely through another surgical procedure.

    You will most likely need to take follow up with the doctor after 7-10 days of surgery. During this follow-up, the doctor will monitor the healing process and remove the stitches (if any). Only then will the doctor decide if further follow-ups are needed.

    After hernia surgery, you will need a healthy and nutritious diet. Thus, you should eat the following- Translucent liquids, such as soy milk, almond milk, nutritional drinks, etc. Fresh fruits and vegetables Whole grains, beans, oatmeal, bran, etc.