Ventral Hernias


    Ventral Hernia Treatment – A Creation of Efficient Treatment and Recovery

    Ventral Hernia is created by a protrusion of tissues through a weak opening in the abdominal wall muscles. When the hernia is formed on the healed place of a past medical incision, it is called incisional hernia. In the case of strangulated ventral hernia, the intestinal tissue gets caught in the opening of the abdominal wall. Since the tissue cannot be placed back in the abdominal cavity, the blood supply gets cut off. A Mother’s Past Bariatric Surgery Could Harm The Infant!

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    What Could Be The risks Of Ventral Hernia?

    • The period of pregnancy and obesity • Having a history of past hernias or abdominal surgery • Having injury in bowel area • If there is a family history pertaining to hernia • On the frequent lifting of heavy objects

    What Are The General Symptoms Of Ventral Hernia?

    • There could be some discomfort in the abdominal area • Due to pain in the abdomen • There could be an outward bulging of tissues in the abdominal part • There could be nausea and vomiting

    How Could Ventral Hernia Be Treated?

    Ventral Hernia requires surgical treatment, or else there could be complications. The untreated hernias could turn into Ventral Hernias that could be very difficult to treat. A swelling could lead to incarceration. This could lead to a cut off in blood supply that leads to strangulation.

    The Options Available For Surgery • Mesh Placement Surgery where the surgeon places the tissue back in its place and puts a mesh that serves as a reinforcing patch to avoid the tissue to bulge again. This type of operation reduces the risk of hernia occurrence. • Laparoscopic Repair Surgery wherein the surgeon creates multiple tiny openings with the help of a TV monitor placed inside the body. A mesh may not be required. • Open Surgery wherein the surgeon makes a cut adjacent to the hernia places the tissues in its place and then sews the cut. A mesh may not be required in this type of surgery.

    The advantages of Laparoscopic surgery are that it lowers the chances of catching an infection and post operation pain. There is no scar present on healing and the recovery is faster.

    There are great complications of untreated Ventral Hernias. With time the hernia grows in size and the operation becomes more risky. Incarceration could occur in which the intestine gets inside a weak abdomen wall from where it cannot be pushed back into the abdominal cavity. This could block the blood supply to the intestine. Strangulation could also take place wherein the blood supply gets cut off and makes the intestine to decay. An operation could get the blood flow and save the intestine. Also a visit to Dr. Venu Gopal Pareek could save the patient of its complications and speedy recovery.

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