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The hernia has become a fairly common problem these days. Today, 1 out of 3 people have the problem of hernia. Most of the time, people tend to ignore hernia unless it becomes a major risk later on, due to complications. It is not wise to ignore a hernia, and the best solution for treatment is surgery. There are two widely popular ways of surgery. One way is open hernia surgery, and the other way is Laparoscopic hernia surgery. There is always some confusion in patients on which surgery to choose. Some doctors recommend open and some recommend a laparoscopic approach. Let’s discuss them both in detail.

The first and foremost thing to know is how are these two kinds of surgery are performed. Both types of surgeries have their own way, advantages, and limitations. A mesh is also used in many cases to repair a hernia and also to avoid the recurrence of the hernia.

As the name suggests, open surgery is done by, opening the abdomen. One big incision across the abdomen is made, through which the doctor put the organs in its original positions and place the mesh to avoid its recurrence. In Laparoscopic surgery, 3-4 small incisions are made through which the surgery is carried out using the help of a machine and mesh is spread, if required.

In Laparoscopic hernia operation, since the incisions are small, the recovery time of a hernia patient is about 2 weeks. Even the pain felt by the patient is far less by this approach than the pain felt by a patient of open hernia surgery. Often the recovery time for open surgery is much more which is about 4-6 weeks (or even more).

Laparoscopic surgery is a much more advanced procedure that has been practiced, on such a large scale only in the last 20-30 years. So it is essential to keep in mind that if you opt for Laparoscopic hernia surgery, find a doctor who has a lot of experiences or who is an expert laparoscopic surgeon.

For some people, general anesthesia can be unbearable which is necessary for laparoscopy. For them, the doctors recommend open surgery using local anesthesia. Many people prefer open surgery due to more cost of laparoscopic surgery. However, as the patient makes faster recovery and needs to spend much less time in hospitals and medicines, often this approach proves to be a smart economic decision.

Whichever approach you wish to choose, finding the best surgeon is most important, especially for Laparoscopic Hernia Operation. At Varanasi Hospital, we offer hernia surgery using both approaches after evaluating the most suitable process.

Laparoscopic Surgery Varanasi

For years Laparoscopic surgery has been gaining major popularity amongst doctors and patients. It is also known as the ‘minimally invasive’ surgery. It is performed by making small incisions in the abdomen with the laparoscope instruments, along with the high definition video camera, which helps to see the inside the abdominal cavity and it’s nearby organs.

Here we gathered some frequently asked questions by patients, along with their factual answers.

1. Is laparoscopic surgery a safe procedure?

Ans: Yes, it is a 100 % safe procedure. Studies and research shows that it has much lesser complications than open surgery. In open surgery, there is a chance of complications after surgery, such as swelling, infection, irritation, bleeding and it takes a long period of time to recover from them all. Laparoscopic surgery can assure a patient, much lesser chances of complications after the operation along with a quick recovery. Choosing the best laparoscopic surgery hospital and expert laparoscopic surgeon is important for patients to minimize the degree of risk.

2. What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?

Ans: Minimally invasive surgery has a lot of benefits. including negligible scars, lesser pain, shorter hospital stay, less internal scarring or damage, fewer complications after surgery, early mobilization and earlier resumption of daily activities, along with an early recovery.

3. What are the side-effects/complications associated with this surgery?

Ans: After the surgery, you may experience some of the following side-effects:

  • Sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Shoulder pain from the gas
  • Bloating

However, they are kind of rare and can be treated easily with mild medication, if needed.

There are no complications associated with laparoscopic surgery.

5. When shall I consult the doctor after surgery?

Ans: You should stay in touch with your doctor to help him keep a track on your recovery. However, you should seek your doctor immediately, if you develop any of these complications-

  • Fever
  • Redness and bleeding from the incisions.
  • Vomiting
  • Chest pain

Hope we helped you with these questions. We have collected more FAQ’s related to laparoscopic surgery. Stay tuned for the next part.

Read Also: How To Prepare Yourself Before Going For A Laparoscopic Surgery

Hernia surgery varanasi

Hernia surgery can be done in two ways, open surgery and laparoscopic surgery. As there are different kinds of hernia, a surgeon might take different approaches to repair the hernia effectively. However, almost every expert doctor prefers laparoscopic hernia surgery for ensuring the maximum benefits of the patient.

Nowadays, ‘Hernia Mesh’ is a product commonly used in hernia repairs. Surgical meshes, in particular, the ones used to repair hernias, have been in use since 1891. Yet there are many doubts regarding the same, till this day.

Today, on behalf of Varanasi Hospital, we answer some frequently asked questions about mesh in hernia repair surgery.

What Is a ‘Mesh’?

Surgical mesh is a medical instrument that is used to provide extra support to the weakened tissue or damaged tissue. The mesh looks like a flat, grid-like structure which is mainly used to cover the hernia surgery incision. There are two types of mesh, which are made from either synthetic material and animal tissue. The surgeon decides which type, depending from case to case.

How Does It Work?

Mesh fortifies the tissue around the hernia. Surgeons joint the mesh or staple them after repairing the hernia. Over time the tissues grow around the mesh and secure the repair, mitigating the recurrence of hernia in the future.

Does Hernia Surgery Require A Mesh?

A hernia can be repaired without a mesh if it’s a small one. Mainly a small can be repaired with just a suture. However, if hernia left untreated, it often grows over time, which cannot be treated with the only suture. Then it often requires a surgical mesh for a successful repair.

What Are The Advantages Of Using Mesh?

Previously, the hernia used to be repaired with suturing, quite successfully. But in many cases hernia recurred again and again, as the incision acts as a weak spot in the abdomen. But the usage of hernia mesh in surgery has changed that for good. It minimized the risk of the hernia recurrence.

Will It Cause Any Problem In The Future?

Surgical mesh is a foreign body, which is being placed in your body through hernia surgery. After surgery, it may get contaminated and cause swelling, redness, and irritation. But it has been found that mesh infection mostly occurs due to the usage of low-quality mesh. The best hospital, on the other hand, provide the best quality surgical mesh and lowers the chances of any such infection.

When a Mesh Is Required, Which Will Be The Best Surgery Procedure?

It depends on the patient’s condition and the doctor’s recommendation. However, experts surgeons, mostly prefer laparoscopic surgery, as it provides quick recovery without any complications.

Hope we helped you with our answers. We will be back soon, with more questions regarding surgical mesh, so stay tuned for the next part.

Read Also: 5 Different Types of Hernia Addressed At Varanasi Hospital

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery is a modern technique which is predominantly performed on the abdominal organs (Hernia, Gall-bladder, Pancreas, Appendix) by making small incisions with the help of the Laparoscope machine. Most of the state-of-the-art hospitals, including Varanasi Hospital, provide the best laparoscopic surgeries using all the advanced technologies and with the help of the experienced doctors.

Many doctors approved of this surgery as safer than open surgery, as it is much less painful and offer a speedy healing process. Patients are mostly healed within a week or two and get back to their normal life after a much shorter stay in the hospital.

Post surgery care is important for every patient after any surgery. For faster healing, patients need proper care and medications. Here are some recovery guidelines for those who recently went through the surgery.

Prepare yourself post surgery:

There’s a chance of pain and irritation after surgery. You may feel a sore throat or dryness due to anesthesia, along with mild pain in your abdominal region. To face these symptoms, prepare yourself mentally. Take rest and take the medicine from the start. Make yourself comfortable during your hospital days. Don’t be stressed about the pain, you’ll heal in time.

Let your family drive you home:

You can expect discharge from the hospital within one or two days, but do not drive back home by yourself after your surgery. It is unsafe to drive due to the anesthesia. Have any family or friend drive you instead. Try to avoid any bumpy road to mitigate the chances of any injury.

Take a good rest:

Taking proper rest is important for every patient. In most cases, patients have a tendency to get back to work right after discharge from the hospital. Every surgery needs time to heal. Give your body rest for a few days, it’ll lessen the chance of any internal hemorrhage.

Start Walking and moving around:

Start walking around, after a few days. Put small steps around your home. Do not lift any heavy things. Avoid movements and exercise which put pressure on your abdominal part. Always use cushions to support your back when you sit.

Wear comfortable clothes:

Avoid any kind of tight fitting clothes which can cause you to feel uncomfortable and brings irritation on your belly area. Also, as per your doctor’s advice, clean your abdominal area regularly, to avoid possibility of infection.

Maintain a healthy diet and medicines:

Maintain a healthy diet as your dietician prescribed. Go with proper food and diet as it helps you towards a speedy recovery. Make sure you are having the right medicine in time.

Usually, there are no major side-effects of Laparoscopic Surgery. But in case if you feel any kind of pain or discomfort in your abdominal region, consult with your doctor immediately.

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery has become a convenient mode of medical aid for patients these days. Given the modern technology at exposure, the surgery is done with the aid of a camera and there is a minimal invasion in the patient’s body. This means that the recovery is faster, and patients go home shortly after the surgery is done, say within 4-5 days.

Post-surgery patients are required to take extra care of themselves. This includes monitoring their daily activities and following a strict diet that has been suggested by the expert. When it comes to the consumption of food, there is a long list of ‘No’. Here is a small guideline of what patients can consume.

1. Lesser of fats 

Patients should try to stay away from food that contains fatty elements. Post-surgery, food like fries and spicy sauces should be avoided for at least a week. The focus should be on fat-free food or food with lower fat content. Check for the food that is being offered. Anything which has less than 3 grams of fat is acceptable.

2. Focus on fibers

Fibers add strength to your body. Additionally, they also help in the stabilisation of your bowel movements. In case a patient is suffering from diarrhoea, increased consumption of fiber can help stabilise the situation. Food such as oats and barley serve as a good source of fibre in the body. They should continue to nourish the patients for 3-4 weeks after the surgery.

3. Small, but frequent meals

Small meals makes it easier for the body to digest. After undergoing Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery, the whole digestive system of the body gets affected. Hence, it is easier for the body to digest if meals are taken in small quantities and at regular intervals. Meals should contain protein such as fish, vegetables, whole grains, etc.

Some of the foods that should be avoided by patients undergoing keyhole gallbladder surgery are:

  • Sweets
  • Dairy products
  • Caffeine

The human body is perfectly balanced with the help of organs. Any impact on any of the organs will result in an imbalance. Undergoing laparoscopic gallbladder surgery makes the body weak and it mainly depends on other organs for support. Diet for patients should be such that the body doesn’t need to put in extra effort to digest food. Maintain a healthy diet for at least 2-3 months post-surgery for best results.

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