A hernia of the abdominal wall is a protrusion of the abdominal contents through an acquired or congenital area of weakness or defect in the wall.
About 75% of all abdominal hernias are inguinal, Incisional hernias comprise another 10 to 15%, Femoral and unusual hernias account for the remaining 10 to 15%.
Many hernias are asymptomatic, but some becomes incarcerated or strangulated, causing pain, and requiring immediate surgery.
Diagnosis is clinical. Treatment is elective surgical repair.
The hernia repair is performed under local, Spinal or General Anesthesia for open technique and under General Anesthesia for the laparoscopic repair (keyhole Surgery) throw small 3 to 5 incisions.
The stay in the hospital might last up to 5 days.
The recovery might take 2 weeks.
All procedures require appropriate patient assessment in order to propose the suitable procedure for each patient.