Expert in treating primary and recurrent hernias using both open and keyhole methods
Inguinal hernias, comprising about 75% of all cases, are the most prevalent type. They occur in the inguinal canal, primarily affecting males. While women do possess an inguinal canal, it is considerably smaller, leading to a lower incidence of inguinal hernias compared to men.
Do I have an inguinal hernia?
You might notice a bulge in the groin area, which usually goes away on its own or when you lie down. Most hernias are painless, but smaller ones can be uncomfortable, especially if they become complicated, such as in cases of strangulation.
What should I do?
It is advisable to consult a general surgeon in order to obtain a definitive confirmation of your condition. During the consultation, the surgeon will conduct a detailed examination, which may include a review of your medical history, a physical examination, and potentially additional diagnostic tests or imaging studies such as ultrasound or MRI.
Inguinal Hernia Surgery
We predominantly favor laparoscopic and robotic techniques for hernia repair due to their high success rates and patient benefits. However, in specific cases, we may opt for open repairs. These procedures are best performed by experienced surgeons, known as Herniologists.
After the surgery
Most inguinal hernia surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures, with patients typically discharged the day after surgery. Pain is generally minimal and does not significantly disrupt daily activities. We utilize dissolvable stitches for skin closure, eliminating the need for future removal. Patients are usually able to return home on the second day post-surgery.
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