The Hernia Clinic, is one of Neoalta's core specialty clinics. It brings together highly experienced Hernia Specialists for treatment of all types of Hernia, Pain Specialist for pain management after hernia surgery and Physiotherapist for rehabilitation after hernia surgery and guidance to avoid recurrence of hernia. Neoalta Hernia Clinic focuses on treatment of all types of hernia – Inguinal, Incisional, Femoral, Umbilical, Hiatal and Complicated recurrent hernias. Our expertise on adult and child hernia repair is of remarkable repute. Multidisciplinary team of Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgeon, Thoracic and Pediatric surgeon work together depending upon the individual requirement. Plastic surgeon may work closely for abdominal wall reconstruction.
Our Core Expertise
- Laparoscopic Hernia repair
- Tension free Hernia repair
- Standard Open repair
- TEP (Total Extraperitonial repair, key hole technique for inguinal hernia repair)
- TAPP (Trans Abdominal Pre Peritoneal repair)
- IPOM (Intra PeritonialOnlay Mesh, Dual mesh)
- Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication for Hiatal Hernia/GERD
Common Types of Hernias We Treat
The Hernia Clinic provides expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of hernia repair from the traditional, open technique to laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery.
- Inguinal Hernia
- Incisional Hernia
- Femoral Hernia
- Umbilical Hernia
- Hiatal Hernia
- Sports Hernia
- Spigelian Hernia
- Parastomal Hernia
- Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
- Epigastric Hernia
- Hiatal Hernia
Symptoms of Hernia?
- A noticeable protrusion in the groin area, or in the abdomen
- Abdominal pain while lifting objects, straining
- A dull aching sensation
- A vague feeling of fullness
- Constipation & Urinary difficulties
How to Diagnose Hernia?
Primarily the site is checked for a bulge with a physical examination to determine whether or not you have a hernia
CT Scan abdomen
Endoscopy in case of hiatal hernia
Hernia Repair? Will Medicine Help? Treatment
There is no acceptable medical treatment of hernia. Delayed hernia repair can result in complications. Hernias should be repaired by surgery to relieve discomfort and prevent serious complications.
Laparoscopic and Open Hernia Repair
In traditional "open" hernia surgery, a large incision must be made. Hernia surgeons at Neoalta prefer to perform hernia repair by minimal invasive technique, it requires shorter hospital stay and return quickly to normal activities.
Recent advances in laparoscopic hernia surgery has minimized recurrence of hernia and made treatment possible for previously considered as non - operable complicated hernia.
Types of Hernias
Based on location in the abdominal wall and occasionally by their specific cause:
- In an inguinal hernia, the intestine or the bladder protrudes through the abdominal wall or into the inguinal canal in the groin. About 96% of all groin hernias are inguinal, and most occur in men because of a natural weakness in this area
- In an incisional hernia, the intestine pushes through the abdominal wall at the site of previous abdominal surgery. This type is most common in elderly or overweight people who are inactive after abdominal surgery
- A femoral hernia occurs when the intestine enters the canal carrying the femoral artery into the upper thigh. Femoral hernias are most common in women, especially those who are pregnant or obese
- In an umbilical hernia, part of the small intestine passes through the abdominal wall near the navel. Common in newborns, it also commonly afflicts obese women or those who have had many children
- A hiatal hernia happens when the upper stomach squeezes through the hiatus, an opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes
- Dr Nitish Jhawar has a major interest in laparoscopic and routine hernia surgery He excels in treating recurrent hernia.