Hernia is an abnormal swelling over abdomen due to weakness in the abdominal wall.

Surgery is the only option for treating hernia.

Use of mesh to reinforce the weakness of hernia has changed the outcome in hernia surgery.

Then came a revolution where laparoscopy and now even Robot is used for treating hernia. This has improved the patient comfort tremendously.

‎At Ruby Hall Clinic we have developed standardized care pathways to offer end to end hernia solutions for all kinds of hernias.


What exactly does hernia means?

he word hernia comes from Latin word hernia which means “RUPTURE”. Hernia as an abnormal protrusion of an organ from the body cavity that contains it to another/outside world.

The abdominal wall hernias can be of various types! Groin hernias are the most common of all abdominal wall hernias. To be specific these are called as INGUINAL hernia. Inguinal is further classified into two, Direct and Indirect hernia.

Apart from these groin hernia there are other types of hernia that occurs in varying frequency but needs equal attention. These are –

Umbilical hernia – through the navel.

Epigastric hernia – through weakness of upper abdomen.

Incisional hernia – occurs through acquired defect or weakness, the incision of previous surgery.

Most people consult doctors for either a swelling which is gradually increasing in size or Pain.

The unsightly swelling can cause disfigurement of the body, poor fitting of clothes, restrict your athletic ability, affect sexual function and what follows next is low self esteem!

Pain, distressing of all symptoms can be nagging or dragging type to begin with and can later progress to constant colicky type if the hernia complicates.

Hernias are known to complicate And all this complications come uninvited.

The content of the hernia usually moves to and fro from the abdominal cavity to the hernia sac but unfortunately in bad time hernia can get obstructed. The content may not go back into the abdominal cavity and its function might get hampered. If its intestine then may land up in an entity called as intestinal obstruction. Worst case scenario, the intestines can die in it too!

Meet a Surgeon. Making a diagnosis of hernia is purely clinical. Your doctor might refer you for a sonography for a simple one and a CT scan if they suspect it to be of complicated nature.

Hernias occur through weakness in the abdominal wall and this weakness needs reinforcement and that to a mechanical one! A healthy diet, maintaining good weight and regular exercise helps in prevention in recurrences after you are operated.

The surgical treatment is the definitive and best treatment option available till date and in the future also. No medicine can bridge the gap/weakness in the abdominal wall.

Given the opportunity to repair them in planned setting, it can done either by open approach and more advanced the laparoscopic approach. Be it open or laparoscopy a mesh needs to be used to bridge the gap and give strength to the weak abdominal wall. Meshes come in various dimensions, quality and cost. The decision to use the best suited one is only after a complete check in the OPD.

Dr. Neeraj Rayate

Consultant Robotic, Laparoscopic, Gastrointestinal & Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon

Director Department of General, Gastrointestinal & Minimal Access Surgery, Ruby hall Clinic, Pune

Founder Director at DOSS (Diabetes and Obesity Support Solutions), Pune

Ruby Hall Clinic: Pune’s First Nationally Accredited Hospital

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