If an organ or a fatty tissue pushes through a defect (weakness) in the surrounding muscle wall or connective tissue, it is called a hernia. You need to undergo proper treatment to get cured as hernias don’t get better by their own. The best hernia surgeon in Kolkata can give you relief from this problem.
Two most common types of hernia include:
- Groin (inguinal) hernia
- Ventral hernia (most commonly involving the abdominal wall)
Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
Today almost all hernias can be treated laparoscopically (key-hole surgery). Patients no more need to undergo the pain of large incisions of open surgery. Almost all hernia surgeries require the placement of a synthetic mesh to reinforce the repair. All these can be achieved laparoscopically.
There are different types of laparoscopic procedures for different types of hernia.
- Groin (inguinal) hernia – TEP, TAPP, e-TEP
- Ventral hernias – IPOM plus, e-TEP-RS, TAR, SCOLA etc.
The decision to perform the type of laparoscopic hernia surgery in Kolkata varies from patient to patient based on the merits of the case.
Laparoscopic hernia repair is performed under general anesthesia. Space for laparoscopy is created using carbon-di-oxide gas. This gas is harmless and does not cause any problems. After creating the space, the laparoscope along with laparoscopic instruments is inserted and the hernia is repaired using a synthetic mesh. After the surgery patients have a speedy, pain-free recovery and are usually sent home the same day or the day after surgery. Gone are the days of prolonged recovery after open surgery with tubes hanging out of your abdomen.