Laparoscopic Treatment for Hernia in Kochi, Kerala

What is a hernia?

A hernia is a bulge caused by tissue pushing through the wall of muscle that’s holding it in. Due to the stretching of tissues as the contents come out, it might cause pain and a bulge. If the neck of the hernia is small the contents can get obstructed (obstructed hernia) or even might lose its blood supply resulting in a strangulated hernia.

A hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue squeezes through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissue called fascia. The most common hernias are inguinal (inner groin), incisional (resulting from an incision), femoral (outer groin), umbilical (belly button), etc. Because of its chance for developing symptoms and or complications like irreducible hernia or strangulated hernia, surgery from Dr. K Prakash is recommended. Laparoscopic Hernia Treatment in Kochi or keyhole- method is one of the best and simplest methods to get hernia cured without any stress.

In the current day practice more and more hernia, be it inguinal, umbilical, para-umbilical or incisional type; surgery is being done with the laparoscopic method. The long-term results of Laparoscopic Hernia Treatment in Kochi in preventing recurrence is similar to that to open method.

Laparoscopic Hernia Treatment:

A number of studies have shown laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias to have advantages over conventional open repair, including the following 

  • Reduced postoperative pain
  • Diminished requirement for narcotics
  • Earlier return to work

Laparoscopic Hernia Treatment in Kochi has some disadvantages as well, including the following:

  • Increased cost
  • Lengthier operation
  • Steeper learning curve

The term laparoscopic hernia surgery can refer to any of the following techniques:

  • Totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair
  • Transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) repair
  • Intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) repair
  • Laparoscopic component separation techniques like e-TEP and TAR surgeries.

Totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair and Transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) repair are procedures for inguinal or groin hernias. In the Laparoscopic Hernia Treatment in Kochi first the hernia sac is identified laparoscopically, contents of the sac are reduced back to the abdomen and a polypropylene mesh is deployed wide enough to cover the weak area to strengthen the area. This technique is applied for the treatment of recurrent inguinal hernias as well as following an open surgery very successfully. This allows quick recovery after surgery as the pain is minimal after a couple of days.

Intraperitoneal Onlay mesh (IPOM) repair is sued for umbilical, paraumbilical or incisional hernias. Here a special coated or composite mesh is deployed through laparoscope and defect is repaired from within the abdomen using this mesh to achieve a wide coverage of the hernia defect.

Laparoscopic component separation techniques like e-TEP and TAR surgeries are techniques for larger hernias or recurrent complex incisional hernias. Here the hernia sacs are identified and muscles are separated to create a wide space in between posterior rectus sheath, transverses abdominal muscle and peritoneum and subsequently, a wide polypropylene mesh is deployed to cover the entire defect. This method is very effective for large and long-standing recurrent hernias.

At Aster Medcity, the leading laparoscopic surgeon Dr. K Prakash provides a complete solution for hernia, cancer, obesity and more. We are the best at Laparoscopic Hernia Treatment in Kochi and committed to results. You can find us safe and reliable; go through the previous patient reviews and testimonials.

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