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Inguinal Hernia

 Laparoscopic Surgery for Inguinal Hernia

An inguinal hernia occurs when a portion of the intestine or other tissues protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. This condition can cause discomfort, pain, and potential complications if left untreated. Surgery is often recommended to repair the hernia and prevent further complications.

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique used to repair inguinal hernias. Instead of making a large incision, your surgeon will make a few small incisions in your abdominal wall. They will then insert a tiny camera (laparoscope) and specialized instruments through these incisions to repair the hernia.

Advantages of Laparoscopic Surgery

  1. Smaller Incisions: The small incisions reduce the risk of infection and result in less scarring.
  2. Less Pain: Patients often experience less postoperative pain compared to traditional open surgery.
  3. Faster Recovery: Recovery time is typically shorter, allowing you to return to your normal activities sooner.
  4. Lower Risk of Complications: Laparoscopic surgery is associated with a lower risk of wound complications.

The Laparoscopic Surgery Procedure

  1. Anesthesia: You will receive general anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable and pain-free during the procedure.
  2. Incisions: The surgeon makes small incisions in your abdominal wall.
  3. Camera Insertion: The laparoscope is inserted through one of the incisions, providing a clear view of the hernia and surrounding area on a monitor.
  4. Hernia Repair: The surgeon uses specialized instruments to push the herniated tissue back into place and reinforce the abdominal wall with a mesh.
  5. Closure: The incisions are closed with sutures or surgical glue.

Recovery and Aftercare

After laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernia, you can expect:

  • Hospital Stay: Most patients are discharged on the same day or the day after surgery.
  • Pain Management: You may experience mild discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication.
  • Return to Normal Activities: Depending on your job and daily activities, you can often resume them within a few days .
  • Diet: You may be advised liquids nearly six hours after surgery, subsequently semisolid diet and regular diet   after 24 hours.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Regular follow-up appointments with your surgeon  for suture removal or wound assessment.

At Chawla nursing home and maternity hospital , Jalandhar our surgical team can be contacted by taking an appointment at +91 9023703001, 7307103001 . The Surgeon will be there to address  any questions or concerns and provide  personalized guidance to ensure the best outcome for your hernia repair surgery.



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