- Umbilical hernia (protrusion near / in the navel)
- Postoperative abdominal hernia (arising in places of postoperative scars on the abdomen)
- Inguinal hernia (located in the groin or in the inguinal canal, most often in men)
- Herniation of the white line of the abdomen (appears vertically on the abdomen as a depression, at the age of 40 years more often appears in men, in women - in more mature)
- Femoral hernia (often occurs in women at a more mature age)
- You will get rid of a tumor-like protrusion on the body
- Pain in the hernia will be eliminated
- Prevention of possible serious complications that are the cause of a hernia
Types of hernias
Step by step
A plastic surgeon will examine you. The doctor will prescribe an additional examination in the form of medical testing.
Testing, ultrasound, consultation of the therapist and anesthesiologist are often needed only if the doctor and you decide to perform the operation under general anesthesia, rather than local anesthesia.
Choosing the day of operation
The day of the operation can be scheduled both during the initial consultation and later.
Surgery of the hernia involves putting the internal organs back into the abdominal cavity, abdominal plastic and often installing a special grid (eventually it is fully implanted in the body, it protects from the re-emergence of a hernia). ANA-COSMO clinic uses Ethicon grids (USA). Hernia plastic surgery can be performed by several accesses:
- Open access assumes a 4 cm section through which the special grid is fixed. With this access, there is a possibility of a qualitative review for the surgeon during the operation. The surgeon hides a scar in the navel. The operation is often performed with local anesthesia.
- Laparoscopic access is done using special video equipment and instruments. The surgeon makes 3 punctures on the abdomen, the total length of which can exceed the length of the scar with open access. Disadvantages: general anesthesia, in which the stomach is filled with carbon dioxide, which leads to less reliable fixation of the grid and possible relapses.
- Preperitoneal access is performed using the same technical means as laparoscopic, through punctures. Cons: the lack of fixing the grid, which leads to its undesirable movement over time; This access is more prolonged in the conduct; Increased risk of damage to organs in hernia.
In ANA-COSMO clinic, it is possible to perform the operation with all the above methods. However, having extensive experience in the treatment of hernias, we consider open access to surgery to be the most reliable and safe.
During the day after the operation, you will be under the supervision of medical personnel in the clinic ANA-COSMO. Sometimes there is a need for wearing a special bandage (with large hernias). Physical activity should be excluded for 3 months after the operation.
Very often a hernia is called a "time bomb" – having just a tolerable cosmetic defect that doesn’t affect well-being can lead to significant complications. If you have pain in the area of the hernia, you must have a hernia operation as soon as possible.