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Incisional hernia: everything you need to know
After surgery, the sutures and weakened tissue around the scar are susceptible to being pushed out of the way by a piece of the intestine.
This means the hernia can create more damage around the scar, which means it should be treated soon after developing.
The symptoms for an incisional hernia are many and varied, as it depends on where the incision occurred.
The following are general symptoms:
Generally, surgeons prefer key-hole surgery as it is quicker, less invasive, and means you can recover quicker. The time between diagnosis and private hernia surgery is often less than a month, ensuring you receive rapid and world-class treatment.
Our laparoscopic surgery requires a few small incisions around the groin and lower abdomen using a machine controlled by experienced and highly skilled clinicians. You will be placed under general anaesthetic for the procedure.
Using a lightweight, synthetic mesh, our surgeons push the incisional hernia back into the abdominal cavity, and cover it in a lightweight synthetic mesh which strengthens the abdominal wall, preventing the hernia from popping out again.
This technique is referred to as an umbrella hernia repair. Previous patients who have received this treatment with the mesh have recommended it rather than a manual pulling of the muscles together to heal the weakness, which can be more intrusive.
This less invasive surgery takes 45 minutes from start to finish, and is a day-care case, meaning you can arrive and leave on the day of the surgery.
Risks associated with incisional hernia surgery are generally uncommon, however, they still exist. Indeed, they are more common in older individuals than younger individuals.
More pertinent to incisional hernia surgery is that there may be difficulty passing stools after the surgery, as well as temporary weakness around the groin and central muscles of your abdomen.