INGUINAL HERNIA

Inguinal hernia treatment – Dr. Kissers Practice

For adult patients, a hernia becomes bigger and bigger over time and should, therefore, be repaired as fast as possible.

Dr. Kisser performs Hernia surgery both through laparoscopic technique and suturing. Especially with a hernia, individual consultation is very important for choosing the right procedure.

In between the abdominal muscles and the inguinal ligaments, there is a natural gap called the inguinal canal. Through there run the spermatic cord and blood vessels for males, and the round ligament leading to the uterus, for females. When this gap widens, that leads to a hernia, in which the peritoneum and abdominal wall are pressed through the gap.

For adults, other than genetic disposition, causes of a hernia can be a high abdominal inner pressure. Often a hernia also occurs during pregnancy. An inguinal hernia and navel hernia are the most common types of a hernia. 1 out of 9 men and women of all ages, 1-3% of children and 5% of newborn babies are affected by hernias.

Symptoms of an inguinal hernia:

Most hernia patients experience pressure and protrusion of the belly, being especially present after physical activity. In rare cases, there can also be an acute pain caused by incarceration.

Should parts of the intestines be incarcerated, that can lead to circulation problems and ileus (intestinal obstruction), with vomiting and severe long-lasting pain. This is a life-threatening condition and must be surgically treated immediately. If the surgery is performed too late, parts of the intestine might have to be removed.

Should parts of the intestines be incarcerated, that can lead to circulation problems and ileus (intestinal obstruction), with vomiting and severe long-lasting pain. This is a life-threatening condition and must be surgically treated immediately. If the surgery is performed too late, parts of the intestine might have to be removed.

Treatment for an inguinal hernia:

Suspensory bandages are only an option for elderly patients. Otherwise, surgery is much recommended.

Surgical methods:

Open surgical procedures are especially suited for elderly patients or patients with many accompanying illnesses. In minimally invasive procedures a hernia is laparoscopically sealed with mesh. Laparoscopic procedures have the advantage of very fast healing and recovery. Usually, 7 days after surgery the patient is able to function just as always.

Choosing the correct procedure should be an individual process, and is advised carefully by Dr. Michael Kisser in Vienna.

Risks and long-term results of an inguinal hernia surgery:

Stitches and mesh are usually well-tolerated by the body and are incorporated into the healing process. When the surgery is done correctly, the inguinal hernia is removed permanently and will not reoccur. In rare cases, patients report a pulling pain in the groin.

Inguinal hernia – consultation –  preparation – Surgery