Treatment of hernias
The treatment of hernias depends on the type and place of occurrence. Make an appointment and find out more.
What is an abdominal hernia? We deal with it when part of the internal organs moves outside the abdominal cavity. The easiest way to define it is as a rupture within the muscles and fascia constituting the border of the abdominal cavity (hernial ring). Through them, the contents of the abdomen get out into the subcutaneous tissue, sometimes even under the skin. This creates a characteristic hernia, palpable protuberance. The only effective treatment for any type of hernia is surgery. The referral is made by a specialist during a consultation at the clinic. During one procedure, the doctor combines the method of hernia treatment with general surgery.
Causes of hernias:
congenital hernias that can reveal themselves even after the age of 40,
genetics - disorders of the synthesis and degradation of collagen fibers - most often appear in the elderly,
postoperative complications - e.g. after Caesarean Section.
People most at risk of abdominal hernia problems are:
physically working people,
people who are overweight or obese,
linea alba hernias,
Hernia treatment methods:
This operation uses a properly cut 10×15 cm mesh. It covers not only the place where the currently operated hernia appeared, but also those places where it could still occur.
The recurrence rate using this technique is only about 1% – these data were obtained by controlling the results of over 20,000 surgeries. Due to the excellent results, this operation is recommended by the American Society of Surgeons.
A piece of mesh with a shape that can be compared to an umbrella is used here. With this mesh, the place where there is a femoral hernia is closed. This method allows for a significant reduction in both the percentage of recurrences and complications after surgery.
Rene Stopp technique
A mesh is used to secure the rupture within the muscles and fascia at the site of the previously performed operation. The mesh is placed deep under the skin, under the abdominal muscles, which protects it from infection.
The procedure is performed with the use of an optical instrument inserted through the abdomen. We use this method to treat inguinal hernias. This technique allows for a quick return to normal function and leaves little scars afterwards as there is no need to make a large cut in the skin.
Treatment of hernias Poland – our specialists
dr Ziemowit Kowalski
dr n. med. Krzysztof Galbas
General surgeon, phlebologist