Inguinal Hernia


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A hernia occurs when tissue from one body cavity bulges through an opening in your muscle wall into another. Inguinal hernias are the most common type of hernia. They happen when abdominal tissue, such as belly fat or a loop of intestines, bulges through an opening in your lower abdominal wall . This is the wall that separates your abdomen from your groin.

Inguinal hernias occur in the inguinal canal, which is a passageway that runs down either side of your pelvis into your sex organs. They’re also called groin hernias. They’re the most common type of groin hernia, though not the only type. Less common are femoral hernias, which happen in the smaller femoral canal that runs underneath the inguinal canal.

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Private treatment in our hospital network allows you skip waiting lists while at the same time reducing the costs treatment considerably, up to 50% cheaper, in countries that are just a short flight from home. The countries listed below make excellent choices with modern hospitals and well-trained English speaking surgeons.

Our medical consultants will advise you on the best choice for inguinal hernia in one of our leading hospitals. We will evaluate your current condition, expectations and other related factors, and offer you the most suitable option, respecting your health and the individual needs of your body and lifestyle. Your health is unique and so should be your solution.

Treatment of Inguinal Hernia

Healthcare providers recommend surgery for most inguinal hernias, especially in children and women since most inguinal hernias will eventually cause symptoms, and children and women are more at risk of dangerous complications. For men with small hernias that aren’t causing symptoms, doctors may take a wait-and-watch approach. But most will need treatment eventually.

The object of hernia repair surgery is to move the hernia contents back into your abdominal cavity and close the gap. This is also called herniorrhaphy. Sometimes, surgeons reinforce the weak spot with tissue from another part of your body, or with a fine synthetic mesh. This is called hernioplasty.

Hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures performed worldwide and can often be done on an outpatient basis. Most hernia repairs can be managed by minimally invasive surgery methods, but hernias that are more complicated may require open surgery. Around 5% of hernia repair surgeries are emergencies. The type of surgery you have will depend on your condition, prior surgical history, and the experience and judgment of your surgeon.

  • Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique. Your surgeon makes several small, half-inch incisions in your abdomen, which heal relatively fast. Through one “keyhole,” they insert a laparoscope, a thin tube with a video camera attached. They’ll make the repairs through the other holes using long, thin instruments and guided by the video camera.
  • Robotic hernia repair also uses a laparoscope. The difference is that the surgeon is seated at a console in the operating room and handles the surgical instruments from the console.
  • Open surgery is the traditional method for hernia repair. Your surgeon makes one long cut across your pelvis to open up your pelvic cavity.

If you have a pinched or strangulated bowel, your surgeon may have to remove the affected section (bowel resection). You might have to have a temporary ostomy while your bowel heals from surgery. Your bowel will be reconnected and your ostomy closed in a second surgery later on.

Complications of Inguinal Hernia