Limiting activity or eliminating excess weight may provide temporary relief. Wearing a truss or binder has also offered temporary relief. The only cure, however, is surgery. There are two reasons for hernia surgery : to correct or prevent a dangerous strangulated hernia, and to eliminate the pain that may be interfering with your normal activity. Although there are always risks and side effects associated with any surgery, today's surgical techniques provide patients with treatment option that offer minimal postoperative discomfort, speedy recovery, and lasting relief with hardly any risk due to local anaesthesia.
Abdominal wall Hernia is one of the most common afflictions of man & it's repair with low recurrence is very important.
75% OF ALL HERNIAS ARE Inguinal Hernias. They are very much more common in Males than in Females. Hernias can be Direct due to muscle Weakness in elderly or Indirect (1% Males are born with Indirect hernias).
Recurrent hernia is the most common complication following repair of groin hernias. Reported recurrence rates vary from 0.1% to 20%, India's average recurrance rate is 20%.
Technical failure causes most hernial recurrences. A hernia repair under tension does not heal normally but is subject to disruption during the post operation period. Testing of repair by making patient cough during operation can avoid 99.99% recurrence, possible only when Hernia is repaired under local Anesthesia. Local Anesthesia Hernia Surgery is very safe even in patients with cardiac, chest, Neurological & Renal diseases.
"A surgeon can do more for the community by operating on hernia cases and seeing that his recurrence rate is low than he can by operating on cases of malignant disease." - Sir Cecil.
The hernia repair performed at this center enables us to be confident against recurrence 'for life'. Unfortunately, however, repairs performed elsewhere are not this reliable and failures can and, all too often, do occur at any time in the patient's life time.
When a hernia repair operation breaks down (i.e. a 'recurrent' hernia) further repair operations are more difficult than the first and, to make matters worse, the chances of success actually diminish with each successive attempt at repair.
Perhaps this is why Sir Cecil made above historical statement of the subject recurrences.
The entire operation can take 25 minutes or more.
The Technical simplicity means general anesthesia is not required, in almost all cases.
The peritoneal cavity is not entered mostly and there is no postoperative ileus or nausea.
Patients have less Pain-Decreasing the amount of dissection, lessens blood loss and results in significantly diminished patient discomfort.
Virtually elimates recurrence. In over 18,500 cases at Vrindavan Hernia Institute, we have 0.1% recurrence rate, in contrast, current standard operative techniques for primary or recurrent repair continue to result in 15%-20% failure rates.
With only local anesthesia required, patients are able to leave the hospital shortly after surgery. Patients are encouraged to resume normal activities, including weight lifting, the next day. Physician experts believe, that there are millions of individuals in the world with hernias that go untreated, many because of a general fear of hernia surgery. Improved patient satisfaction inspires more potential candidates to consider having this operation.