Dr Anushtup De

Dr. Anushtup De

MBBS, DNB (Surgery), MRCS (Edinburgh) FIAS, FIAGES, FALS
General | Minimal access |Bariatric | Laser Surgery

What is a Hernia?

A hernia occurs when an internal organ or other body part protrudes through the wall of muscle or tissue that normally contains it. For example, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall.  Hernias usually do not get healed on their own, and surgery may be the only way to repair them. However, your doctor will recommend the best therapy to address your hernia and may refer you to a surgeon. If the surgeon thinks it is necessary to repair your hernia, then the surgeon will tailor the method of repair that best meets your needs.

  • An abdominal hernia occurs when an organ or other piece of tissue protrudes through a weakening in one of the muscle walls that encloses the abdominal cavity.
  • A hernia usually shows up as a bulge in the abdomen, upper thigh, belly button, and groin areas.

Hernia Surgery Procedure

Hernia surgery is usually the only way of treatment. The three main types of hernia surgery are open repair, laparoscopic (minimally invasive) repair, and robotic repair. Let us understand each type of procedure in detail.

A hernia patient has two surgical treatment options available to them, depending on their particular case. Each of these is explained below:

  • Open hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Robotic hernia surgery