A hernia is definitely self-diagnosable but cannot be cured on its own. It becomes bigger with each passing day. It can even worsen and be life-threatening if left untreated for long. Hence, a hernia patient is advised to go for a surgery.
There are mainly two surgical ways to treat a hernia. Let’s brief them both so that you can pick the best option for yourself-
1. Open Surgery:
In this process, the surgeons would make a large incision to open the affected area. Next, they will push it back to the abdominal cavity but in a few cases, they can also remove the hernia tissues as well After that, the surgeon will close the operated muscle with stitches.
However, such type of operation is certainly not a painless treatment. Pain cannot be felt during the surgery, but the large incision and stitches cause pain and swelling during recovery. Some people can also develop longlasting chronic pain after open hernia surgery. Even blood clots are very common among patients due to a prolonged period under anesthesia.
2. Laparoscopic Hernia Operation:
it is also known as minimally invasive surgery and overcomes many drawbacks of the previous type. In the case of laparoscopic surgery, the surgeons would artificially inflate the abdominal cavity with some Carbon dioxide gas. Then, the skilled laparoscopic surgeons would make a few small cuts near the affected area. It is followed by inserting a thin tube with a camera, to guide the surgeons during the operation along with other a cold light source, and other necessary equipment. After completion, they remove the equipment and stitch small incisions. Usually, due to it’s shorter recovery period and less risk with modern technique, many doctors preferred it over open surgery. Patients can be back to their places within a day or two, and resume normal life within a fortnight.
Hence, you are recommended to choose the surgery approach wisely. Laparoscopic hernia operation can be a solution to address your concern.Read more: Advantage Of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Surgery Over Open Surgery.
At Varanasi Hospital, we provide both the surgical facilities. However, you are suggested to consult our doctors to consider your health, lifestyle, and age before choosing the procedure.