What are hernia and its types?
Hernia is a condition where an organ or fatty tissue pushes through the muscle or tissue holding it. Umbilical hernia and inguinal hernia are the most common types of hernia.
In inguinal hernia, the intestines push through the weak spot or tear out of lower abdominal wall (inguinal canal). Whereas in umbilical hernia, which is mostly seen in children and babies less than 6 months to 1 year old, the part of small intestine push through the abdominal wall near the navel.
What is hernioplasty or hernia repair surgery?
In hernioplasty, the surgeon will remove the hernia by an open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. The surgeon makes a cut to open the skin and gently pushes the hernia back into place and close the weak area of the muscle with stiches with or without a flexible mesh for support. When compared to open surgery, the incision made in the laparoscopic surgery is smaller and offers faster healing and minimal scarring.
What are the factors that cause the hernia operation price to vary?
The hernia operation price is governed by several factors, such as
- Availability of skilled general surgeon or gastrosurgeon, hernia specialist and facilities
- Type of surgery – open or laparoscopic
- Mesh repair
- Health condition of the patient
- Usage of medications and additional investigations