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The different types of hernia repair surgeries include open hernia surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair that includes transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) and totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair, and ventral hernia repair.



Hernia is an opening formed by the lining of the abdominal cavity. Abdominal wall hernia occurs when the contents of the intestine bulge out of the abdominal wall. Hernias are developed at birth (congenital) or may appear later (acquired).

Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernia is a condition characterized by a protrusion of the upper part of the stomach through the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a muscular layer present between the abdominal cavity and the chest cavity and aids in breathing. It has an opening called the hiatus through which the esophagus or food pipe passes to reach the stomach. When the stomach protrudes upwards through the hiatal opening, it is called a hiatal hernia.

Complex Abdominal Wall Hernia

A complex abdominal wall hernia is characterized by protrusion of the contents present in the abdominal cavity due to a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall. It has a high recurrence rate and its treatment is time-consuming and technically challenging.


Hernia Repair

Open surgery, also called Herniorrhaphy, for hernia can be done under general or local anesthesia. Your surgeon makes an incision of about 5-10cm long (depending on the size of the hernia) to view and access the surgical site. Your surgeon pushes the part of the intestine that protrudes back into its normal position and repairs the weakened muscle layer by sewing the edges of the healthy muscle wall together.

Open Hernia Surgery

A hernia is a weakness or defect in the abdominal wall. It may be present from birth or develop over a period of time. If the defect is large enough, abdominal contents such as the bowels may protrude through the defect causing a lump or bulge felt by the patient.

Ventral Hernia Repair

Weakness in the abdominal wall can cause the internal organs to push out, forming a bulge. This condition is called a hernia. A ventral hernia is a condition wherein the abdominal wall bulges out due to weakness in the muscles of the abdomen, causing pain, difficulty in standing up, pain while coughing and straining during bowel movements.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: TEP and TAPP

A hernia is a sac-like structure that protrudes from a weak area or opening in the wall of the abdominal cavity. It is seen as a bulge over the skin and often characterized with pain and discomfort. The most commonly used laparoscopic surgical techniques for hernia repair are transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) and totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair.

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