A quick-guide to umbilical hernia repair surgeryby MR.SIVA GOUNDER Consultant
Preparing for any surgery can be a daunting time, but Perth Weight Loss and Surgery want to make is as stress-free as possible and always ensure that patients are fully informed about the journey ahead of them.
Hernia repair surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries at the clinic, particularly to correct umbilical hernias.
This medical condition is very common and it is estimated that one in 20 Australians will suffer with some form of hernia during their lifetime.
Most hernias will require surgery and your doctor will advise you on whether a laparoscopic or open procedure is the best option for you.
Umbilical hernia occurs when a part of the intestine of abdominal cavity bulges and pushes through a weak section of the abdominal wall.
Common symptoms include pain - ranging from a dull, consistent ache to sharp shooting sensations which may be coupled with nausea or vomiting.
The condition can be easily confirmed by ultrasound
Surgery is usually performed in more serious cases of umbilical hernia when the patient is in severe pain, if the hernia is larger than half an inch or if strangulation has occurred - cutting off blood flow to the herniated tissue.
Perth Weight Loss and Surgery has a proven track record of performing many successful umbilical hernia repair surgeries, and are the leading weight loss and hernia surgery experts in Western Australia.
Upon diagnosis, the next course of action will depend on what type of surgery is to be performed.
Laparoscopic, or keyhole surgery is a lot less invasive and the recovery time is quicker. This uses a laparoscope to enable the surgeon to locate the hernia and to sew the hole closed. Open surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic and will require fasting from the night before.
An incision will be made near your bellybutton to allow the surgeon access to the bulge and to repair the hernia.
Both surgeries will require you to take it easy in the days and weeks afterwards and your doctor will prescribe appropriate pain relief medication.
You will also be expected to attend a follow-up appointment.
The good news is that, once you are fully recovered, you should not experience any after-effects and will be able to return to life as normal.
Contact the experts at Perth Weight Loss and Surgery for a consultation today.
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