What is Abdominal wall hernia?
A hernia is a protrusion of contents of abdomen through the weakness of abdominal wall. The weakness can be acquired (e.g after surgery) or congenital (since birth).
Hernias are Asymptomatic and do not produce any symptom that can help in their diagnosis. But, it can cause mild to severe pain in cases when they are under continued stress or in contact with other body parts.
Common abdominal wall hernias are – Ventral hernia, Umbilical hernia and incisional hernia
Such hernias develop through the weak abdominal wall at the site of previous surgery. Up to 10% of surgeries result in incisional hernia.
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: Small holes are made on your abdominal wall. Herniated contents are reduced and a sheet of strengthening material “Mesh” is fixed covering the gap.
It is a common type of Hernia and constitutes around 25% of all Hernia cases. Umbilical Hernia is caused due to weakened opening in the abdominal wall, which should normally close before birth but fails to close completely.
The hernias that appear on the front side of the abdominal wall are called Ventral Hernias.
Benefits of Laparoscopic Hernia repair