A hernia is caused when the abdominal tissues bulges through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. The weak areas include the groin, umbilicus and in site of a previous abdominal incision. Hernia can also be caused by excess pressure and strain on the weak spots of the abdominal wall tissue during bowel movements and pregnancy. Other causes include age related wear and tear of the abdominal wall and inactivity.
Hernia should be treated as they may rise many other complications including blockage in the organ and prevent blood flow and also affects the functioning of the organ. Strangulation of hernia causing stop to blood flow require immediate removal as they may lead to life threatening condition. Hernia causes pain and discomfort in the abdominal area while prolonged standing, walking and bending over to lift objects.
At Kims hospital, we have highly experienced surgeons to perform hernia keyhole surgery to remove any type of hernia. Keyhole surgery is a minimally invasive surgical method with few small incisions with less tissue disruption than. The surgeon then inserts tiny camera attached instruments to view the abnormality caused by the hernia and carefully inserts other surgical tools to remove the hernia without damaging any other internal organs in the area. The camera captures pictures and the surgeon view the enlarged images of the organs through a monitor attached and perform the surgery through the images transmitted to video monitors. Laparoscopic surgery is performed at Kims hospital to treat various medical conditions and the surgery uses a laparoscope to capture images of the internal organs in the abdominal cavity.
A keyhole surgery has many advantages such as:
Keyhole surgery procedure
The surgeon initiates the surgery by administering a dose of general anesthesia to relax the muscles and to put the patient in a sleep like state. The surgeon makes three small incisions in the abdominal wall and a balloon dilating device is passed to separate the peritoneum from the muscle layer with little bleeding. Once separated the balloon is replaced with a laparoscopic port and inflated with CO2. Then a long thin tube like structure with a camera attached to one of its end (laparoscope) is inserted into the space to view the internal organs through a connected monitor. The images guide the surgeon throughout the surgery. Next the peritoneum is then gently pushed away from the muscle layer to reveal the sac of hernia and is pulled back into position. After repositioning the abdominal bulge a flexible polypropylene mesh is placed on the spot to cover the hole in the muscle. The mesh is fixed with tiny absorbable tacking devices. Lastly the incisions are closed with dissolving sutures.
At Kims hospital we provide keyhole surgery to treat various medical conditions with minimal scars and pain. To know more about hernia keyhole surgery, book an appointment now.