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Incisional Hernia Repair

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Incisional hernia is a type of a hernia appearing in the place of old incision. While it may seem a rare occurrence, in a fact it is not. Incisional hernia is thought to happen to approximately 20% of patients who had incisions at some point of their lives. While there are many web pages suggesting, that there exists hernia treatment without surgery, this is a myth without scientific evidence. For this reason, still the most popular way of dealing with incisional hernia is incisional hernia repair, performed in traditional way or with use of laparoscope.

Incisional Hernia Repair Candidates

A bulge, sometimes painful and discoloured, belongs to most obvious incisional hernia symptoms. This bulge is caused by part of the intestine or other organ pushed through a crack in one’s abdominal muscles. To other symptoms of a hernia belong nausea, vomiting and other problems with digestive system. People suffering from aforementioned conditions should visit a specialist in order to get a proper diagnosis. If the doctor decides that it is in a fact an incisional hernia, a hernia surgery will be performed.

Am I Suitable for Incisional Hernia Repair?

If you do have incisional hernia symptoms and your doctor has given such diagnosis, you are suitable for incisional hernia repair.

Preparing for Incisional Hernia Repair

The first step of your preparation for incisional hernia surgery is to consult with your doctor about all medical conditions you suffer from and all medicines you take. Then, for a few days before your treatment for a hernia takes place, you will need to stop using blood-thinners such as aspirin. As for other preparations for your incisional hernia repair, you should consult your specialist.

How is Incisional Hernia Repair Performed?

There are two ways of performing incisional hernia repair surgery. The traditional approach is to create a new incision and then close it with mesh. However, this method of hernia surgery carries with itself a higher risk of infection than the other one – laparoscopic hernia repair. Using laparoscopy in hernia surgery is thought to be safer. However, it requires a really fine specialist to succeed in laparoscopic hernia repair. Therefore – choose wisely.

Incisional Hernia Repair Summary

Duration of Operation

1-6 hours

Minimum Stay

2-4 days

Back to Sports

4 weeks

Hospital Stay

2-5 days

Number of Trips Abroad

1

Incisional Hernia Repair Recovery

Recovery from hernia surgery is moderately long. The hospital stay after your hernia surgery is expected to last a few days. Then, you need to rest for up to 4 weeks in order to guarantee that your new incision heals properly. This means time off work and without sports. Additionally, during hernia surgery recovery time you need to wear a special compression garment in order to prevent further hernia occurrence.

Incisional Hernia Repair Risks and Complications

The most common complication related to incisional hernia repair is renewed appearance of a hernia and as a result – necessity of a new hernia surgery. Apart from this, there is a possibility of infection as a result of incisional hernia repair but it is a quite rare event and even more rare if your hernia surgery is performed with the use of laparoscope. Finally, treatment for a hernia in rare cases may cause nerve damage or even intestine damage.

Incisional Hernia Repair Side Effects

Apart from the necessity of wearing a compression garment and avoiding strenuous activities, there are no side effects of incisional hernia repair.

Incisional Hernia Repair Success Rates

While the techniques of hernia repair surgery are still developing, for now, the incisional hernia repair success rate is moderate. It is estimated that as much as 40% of patients will experience symptoms of a hernia again and a new hernia surgery will be necessary. However, it does not mean that you can resign from having your hernia operated. Not operated hernia sooner or later will become a strangulated hernia and this may threaten your life or health.

Before and After Incisional Hernia Repair

After incisional hernia repair, you should feel much better – after all, your appearance is improved and you do not need to worry about possible complications related to this medical condition.

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Incisional Hernia Repair Cost

Average Incisional Hernia Repair costs are € 3,132, based on Incisional Hernia Repair prices from 11 clinics.

Incisional Hernia Repair prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Incisional Hernia Repair in Turkey is a popular option where Incisional Hernia Repair costs as low as € 3,132.

Please note that the Incisional Hernia Repair prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Incisional Hernia Repair procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Incisional Hernia Repair procedures. To receive a personalized Incisional Hernia Repair quote, please click HERE.

Incisional Hernia Repair FAQ

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What is the Difference between Incisional Hernia and Other Hernias?

Other types of a hernia are appearing as a result of damage to your abdominal wall, while an incisional hernia is caused by wrongly healed incision done during your previous medical treatments.

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What is Better: Laparoscopic Hernia Repair or Classic Hernia Repair?

There is no ultimate “better” and “worse” in this case. For some patients, laparoscopic hernia repair is better while in others classical method will bring better results. Additionally, laparoscopic hernia repair requires more skills and delicacy from your specialist.

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Can I Leave My Hernia Untreated?

You can but it is not a reasonable choice. The untreated incisional hernia will sooner or later turn into a strangulated hernia, which is a serious medical condition, leading to health problems and in extreme cases – to death.