Mr Omar Tillo
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
There are numerous different types of hernia repairs which you can have at Centre for Surgery. The different types of hernia repairs include:
Those who may wish to have a hernia repair surgery include those who are experiencing physical pain as a result of a hernia. Others may experience symptoms as a result of a hernia or have other complications occur.
Complications which may occur include:
Hernia repair can avoid symptoms and complications from occurring.
Inguinal Hernia Repair
There are three different methods for inguinal hernia repair. These include:
Femoral Hernia Repair
Femoral hernia repair is often completed relatively quickly, taking about 25 minutes to finish.
An incision is made below the groin crease, going over the hernia. The hernia sac is excised, and the gap between the ligaments and bone (where the hernia came through) is closed with stitches, rather than with mesh.
Umbilical Hernia Repair and Epigastric Hernia Repair
A small transverse incision is made below the belly button. In most instances, the hernia will be very small and will be able to be pushed back into position. Next, the mesh is then inserted behind the sheath. Whether or not the mesh is needed will vary depending on the size of the hernia. If the hernia is small, stitches will be used instead of the mesh.
Recovery time will vary depending on which type of hernia you had and which method was used to repair the hernia. However, no matter which type of hernia you had, you will be able to return home the same day, as soon as the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off.
Generally, you will feel some pain and discomfort following hernia repair surgery. You will be given medication to help alleviate any pain experienced during the recovery period.
You may have dressing applied to the area, as well as stitches. It is vital to keep this area dry and clean in order to avoid any complications such as infection. If you had stitches, you will need to return to Centre for Surgery to have them removed.
You will have to avoid any strenuous physical activity, including lifting heavy objects, for up to one week following surgery.
You may be eligible for a hernia repair if you dislike the aesthetic appearance of the hernia, or you are experiencing physical pain or discomfort from the hernia.
You will need to be 18 years or older to have a hernia repair.
Centre for Surgery offers four different types of hernia repairs. This includes:
This will vary depending on which method of surgery you had and which type of hernia you had. You will be able to return home the same day as the procedure.