Laparoscopic hernia repair is a minimally invasive surgery that uses a laparoscope, a thin, telescope-like instrument, and some surgical tools that are used to repair the hernia.
The incisions are smaller and are made in the lower abdomen. Now the laparoscope with a camera head is inserted into the abdomen through the incision to visualize the defect on a computer screen. It helps to guide the movements of the surgeon to remove the hernia sac.
While doing this, the surgeons will always ensure to avoid damaging the surrounding nerves, blood vessels, or vas deferens. Stitches (sutures) are used to close small incisions, which dissolve naturally over time. Dr Venugopal Pareek, one of the leading laparoscopic hernia repair surgeons in Hyderabad, says that laparoscopy might not be a suitable option for every patient. To determine the best approach for your hernia repair, discuss all of the options with your surgeon.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions about the laparoscopy procedure for hernia repair.
How much time does it take to do the laparoscopic hernia surgery?
A laparoscopic hernia repair is a standard procedure that might take up to two hours and need 1 or 2 days of hospital stay. The surgery is usually performed in an operating room by a laparoscopic surgeon or a general surgeon. While the surgery is being performed, the patient will be under general anaesthesia.
How long does it take to recover from a laparoscopic hernia surgery?
Most patients will go home the same day or the next day after hernia surgery. Generally, people get back to their normal activities within 2 weeks. But the complete recovery time is around four to six weeks. Doctors also suggest avoiding heavy lifting and strenuous activities for at least six weeks to avoid complications.
Is there any chance of recurrence of hernia?
Treatment usually results in a good outcome for most hernias. However, hernia recurrence after treatment depends on various factors like the type of hernia, treatment, and many other factors. For instance, the recurrence of an inguinal hernia is rare, 1% to 3%, whereas incisional hernias recur more frequently. Hernias that come back after surgery are referred to as recurrences.
What is the cost of laparoscopic hernia surgery?
The cost of laparoscopic hernia surgery in Hyderabad is very affordable. However, the cost varies depending on multiple factors like the type and size of the hernia, type of surgery, etc. To know more details about laparoscopic hernia surgery, consult Dr Venugopal Pareek, Laparoscopic Surgeon.
What should you avoid after laparoscopic hernia surgery?
Don’t bathe in the pool or hot tubs for at least two weeks. Our goal is to leave the smallest scar possible when we close your incisions. Don’t apply ointment or any other medication over the incisions — this will not help them “heal.”
What are the pros and cons of laparoscopic surgery?
Recovery time is shorter as patients can return to their normal activities earlier compared to open surgery. Less hospital stay and more minor scars than in open surgery. Generally, patients also experience less postoperative pain following the procedure.
Are there different types of hernias?
Yes, there are different types of hernias, and most of them are named after the location they develop in your body. The below are the common kinds of hernias:
- An inguinal hernia that develops in the groin
- Femoral hernia also develops in the groin but lower down the thighs
- An incisional hernia that develops near the incisions of a previous surgery
- An umbilical hernia develops near the navel
- Hiatal hernias commonly occur near the diaphragm
Femoral hernias most frequently occur in women, and inguinal hernias more commonly occur in men.
How to consult with Dr Venugopal Pareek for laparoscopic hernia surgery?
If you have questions regarding laparoscopic hernia surgery or would like to know more about any other surgical options available for treating hernias, Call: +91 91-777-77715 to book an appointment with Dr Venugopal Pareek for the best bariatric treatment in Hyderabad.