Hiatus Hernia Repair (Laparoscopic)
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (LNF) is considered the standard of care for hiatal hernia.
Nissen Fundoplication is performed on an outpatient basis under general anaesthesia. Your surgeon makes a small incision in the upper abdomen and inserts a tube called a trocar through which the laparoscope is introduced into the abdomen.
Incisional Hernia Repair (Open and Laparoscopic)
An incisional hernia is the bulge that develops from a previous abdominal surgical scar that causes weakness in the abdominal area. Incisional hernias can occur with a few types of abdominal surgeries. The scars left from surgeries of the heart and intestine, appendectomy (removal of appendix) and laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery) are prone to incisional hernia. Poor healing of the surgical incisions or pressure on the scars may cause a bulge to develop months or years after the surgery.
Inguinal Hernia Repair (Open and Laparoscopic)
Small inguinal hernias that do not cause any symptoms are usually not treated; your doctor may follow a wait-and-watch approach. Surgery is recommended for inguinal hernias that show symptoms, are enlarged and entrapped. Inguinal hernias in children are generally operated on as they have a high risk of becoming strangulated.
Ventral Hernia Repair
Weakness in the abdominal wall can cause the internal organs to push out, forming a bulge. This condition is called a hernia.
A ventral hernia is a condition wherein the abdominal wall bulges out due to weakness in the muscles of the abdomen, causing pain, difficulty in standing up, pain while coughing and straining during bowel movements.
Umbilical Hernia Repair
In adults, a painful and enlarged bulge is usually treated with surgery. Surgery can prevent further complications of the hernia which can occur due to strangulation.
However, in children, the hernia generally resolves by 18 months. Your doctor may wait for a while before suggesting surgery.