A hernia is an escape of bowel, or part of it, from the cavity that normally contains it.
An inguinal hernia is an escape of a piece of tissue due to a weakness in the abdominal muscles, at the level of the groin and precisely in the direction of the inguinal canal and causes the formation of localized swelling, sometimes even clearly visible.
The bowel that most commonly causes an inguinal hernia is the intestine; however, in some cases, the bladder or a portion of adipose tissue also may come out.
The exact site of the swelling varies depending on where the bowel reaches, inside the inguinal canal. The inguinal canal is an anatomical structure, similar to a duct, which crosses the entire anterior abdominal wall and inside which the blood vessels pass through humans of the spermatic cord and the round ligament of the uterus.
Who Is This For?
30 to 45 minutes
Potential Risks & Side Effects
1 to 2 weeks
Success Rate: 95%
There is no alternative treatment to repair an inguinal hernia.
How Does it Work?
A hernia occurs if an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. The inguinal hernia is by far the most common type of hernia and mostly seen in men compared with a woman. The inguinal hernia is typical of middle-aged adults, but it can also occur in children and the elderly.
The treatment is done by 2 types of approach: open or laparoscopic.
What Does Inguinal Hernia Repair Treatment Involve?
1. Consultation for Inguinal Hernia Repair
The first step to start your inguinal hernia repair process will be the online consultation. At this stage, our specialist will ask you some questions to define your problem and try to learn your complaint first. The main target of this stage is to make sure whether you are a suitable candidate for inguinal hernia repair or not. Your health history, allergies, medications intakes, previous surgeries and your expectations about the process are the most important data at this stage to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you. The photo of your inguinal hernia will be very useful to understand your current status and also eligibility during this online consultation phase.
2. Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic
Once it is decided that you are eligible for the procedure, it is time to make the best inguinal hernia repair treatment planning for you. We will share with you the clinic and surgeons which we determine according to your needs. After you make your selection, we proceed to the stage of date determination and detailed adjustments.
3. Final Consultation with Your Surgeon
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your surgeon. He or she will ask you some questions to try to understand your expectations better and also make you understand what you should expect from your inguinal hernia repair treatment. Your surgeon will illustrate the methods of process, the possible risks and the pre- and post-operative recommendations to make you feel as ready as possible.
4. Medical Examinations
Before the inguinal hernia repair process begins, your surgeon will conduct some physical examination, blood test, electrocardiogram, etc. to make sure that you are in acceptable health status for the procedure. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the surgery and if any risk detected, surgeons try to eliminate them first.
The inguinal hernia surgery is the surgical operation for the “protruding” of the weakened abdominal wall area, from which the viscera triggering the hernia comes out.
Surgeons recommend this surgery when the inguinal hernia causes severe pain or is particularly severe.
The operation involves anesthesia (local, spinal or general) and can be performed through 2 types of approach: open or laparoscopic.
Main pre- and post-operative recommendations:
Is Inguinal Hernia Repair Procedure Painful?
Pain and discomfort may occur after surgery, but this post-operative pain can be easily managed with pain medication prescribed for this period.
Will I Have Scars After the Inguinal Hernia Repair?
Regardless of which technique is used after the Inguinal repair surgery, the incision made during the procedure may leave a scar. Over time, this scar will become completely invisible with the help of good post-operative care.
How Many Types of Hernia Are There?
The most common hernia types are:
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.