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Inguinal Hernia Repair

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Inguinal Hernia Repair or Inguinal Hernia Surgery is a procedure that corrects and treats inguinal hernia. Most often, hernia affects inguinal and umbilical area and it is a consequence of a weakened abdomen, skin tissue and muscles. It occurs when an intern organ pushes through the strong tissue of the abdomen’s wall. Hernia can also appear in other areas like groin and upper thigh.

Inguinal Hernia Repair Candidates

This surgery is recommended for women and men who were diagnosed with any type of inguinal hernia.

Am I Suitable for Inguinal Hernia Repair?

It is recommended to avoid operation if you have no symptoms or if you were diagnosed with a minimally symptomatic hernia - due to the side effects that may occur after the inguinal hernia surgery.
Also, inguinal hernia repair is not recommended for patients who had previous abdominal or prostate operation or patients with other serious medical conditions.
The segment who is most exposed to this type of condition are men over 50.

Preparing for Inguinal Hernia Repair

If after a thorough examination the surgeon determines that an inguinal hernia repair is right for you, here’s what you should know:
• You may need other medical evaluations;
• You need to inform yourself over the risks and complications of this type of surgery;
• You will be asked to give your written consent before starting the inguinal hernia repair procedure;
• You may be able to go home in the same day after the inguinal hernia surgery is done;
• Before the operation, you should stop any medication that involves: blood thinners, anti-inflammatories or vitamin E;
• You may be asked to quit smoking before and after the surgery;
• Immediately after the operation you may need an extra help for your daily activities.

How is Inguinal Hernia Repair Performed?

Untreated, this disease can lead to serious complications and it is recommended to go for a check-up as soon as you have any symptoms. Treated in time, the risks and complications are almost inexistent. There are two types of surgical inguinal hernia treatments:

Laparoscopic method or Laparoscopic treatment:
Laparoscopic method or Laparoscopic treatment is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia with a tool named laparoscope and a special camera that allows the surgeon to visualize the hernia and surrounding tissue on a video screen. The surgeon will perform the operation with the help of cannulas inserted through three tiny incisions. A small piece of surgical mesh will be placed over the hole produced by hernia. After that, the doctor will fix it with surgical sutures or staples. This is a less invasive procedure and it has a shorter recovery period than an open surgery.
Inguinal Hernia Surgery:
For an inguinal hernia repair surgery, the doctor will perform a deeper incision with the scope of sewing the hole in the stomach and tighten the abdomen’s muscles. This type of procedure requires a longer recovery period and it involves the risk of not being able to move normally for a period that can go up to six weeks.

Inguinal Hernia Repair Summary

Anesthesia

Local or General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient may spend 1 or 2 nights in hospital

Number of Trips Abroad

1

Back to Sports

1 to 6 weeks

Duration of Operation

1 to 2 hours

Minimum Stay

1 to 2 weeks

Back to Work

1 to 6 weeks

Inguinal Hernia Repair Recovery

Inguinal hernia surgery recovery time depends on the type of procedure performed on the patient. The laparoscopic treatment is a less intrusive treatment and is associated with a shorter recovery time (1 to 2 weeks) than an open inguinal hernia surgery (up to 6 weeks).

Inguinal Hernia Repair Risks and Complications

Inguinal hernia repair complications are rare but they can occur:
• Bleeding
• Infection
• Difficulties at urination
• Bruising and swelling
• Recurrence
• Risk of injury for other organs like intestines, blood vessels and bladder.

Inguinal Hernia Repair Side Effects

Inguinal hernia surgery is associated with the following side effects:
• Pain or soreness in the first 24 to 48 hours after the surgery;
• Difficulties at urination;
• Difficulties in moving normally;
• Inguinal hernia surgery recovery time that can go up to 6 weeks.

Inguinal Hernia Repair Success Rates

Inguinal Hernia Repair has a very high success rate if it is diagnosed and treated in time.

Before and After Inguinal Hernia Repair

After an inguinal hernia repair or inguinal hernia surgery, patients will be transferred into a rest room until they wake up and if they are able to walk, drink water and urinate, they will from released from the hospital. Pain or soreness are normal in the first 24 to 48 hours after inguinal hernia repair. After a laparoscopic treatment, the patient will be able to go back to normal activities in approximately one week. Inguinal hernia surgery is associated with a longer and more difficult recovery period. It is recommended to have a follow-up appointment in two weeks after the inguinal hernia repair.

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Inguinal Hernia Repair Cost

Average Inguinal Hernia Repair costs are € 2,204, based on Inguinal Hernia Repair prices from 21 clinics. Cheapest Inguinal Hernia Repair cost is € 604 where Inguinal Hernia Repair prices can go up to € 3,271.

Inguinal Hernia Repair prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Inguinal Hernia Repair in Turkey is a popular option where Inguinal Hernia Repair costs as low as € 1,550.

Please note that the Inguinal Hernia Repair prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Inguinal 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 Inguinal Hernia Repair procedures. To receive a personalized Inguinal Hernia Repair quote, please click HERE.

Inguinal Hernia Repair FAQ

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What causes a hernia?

The most common causes are: aging process, congenital defects, chronic coughing and damage from injury or surgery.

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What are the symptoms of an inguinal hernia?

The most common inguinal hernia symptoms may include:

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How much will my inguinal hernia surgery cost?

An inguinal hernia surgery cost can be very expensive even if you are covered by your insurance. Normally, the inguinal hernia surgery costs can include: the charge for the operation room, anesthesia, and surgeon. Depending on the patient’s health condition, other possible chuck-ups may be added to the cost of inguinal hernia repair.