A large incisional hernia makes it hard to breathe and move normally. It occurs when your intestine pushes through your abdominal wall at the site of a previous stomach surgery. This hernia usually occurs near your surgical scar in your abdominal area. It is the result of not being active after having surgery.
When your hernia becomes large, it can decrease your quality of life. Read on to find out how to treat incisional hernia with laparoscopic incisional repair.
Why Is Surgery Done?
This type of urology surgery must be done for a variety of reasons. Your intestine must be put back into place. After putting your intestine back in place, it leaves behind an opening, which has to be closed off to prevent the hernia from reoccurring. This surgical procedure also has to be done to remove scar tissue caused by this condition. An incisional hernia cannot heal on its own. It requires surgical treatment to heal.
What Is A Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair?
You can repair this condition with a laparoscopic incisional hernia repair. This procedure repairs the opening left behind by the hernia with a synthetic mesh. The mesh is placed inside of your stomach without making changes to your abdominal wall. It is attached using tacks, staples or sutures. A laparoscopic incisional hernia repair is carried out through small incisions made in your stomach.
What To Expect After Surgery?
The complexity of your surgery depends on the size of your hernia. Patient can usually leave the same day, but may require a hospital stay depending on your condition. However, you can expect certain complications after having any surgery. These complications include infection, bleeding, blood clots and heart and lung problems. Your doctor usually run tests before the surgery to make sure your body can withstand the surgical procedure.
Incisional hernias occur because of a previous surgery in the stomach area. They are more likely to occur between three to six months after having abdominal surgery, but can occur at any time. However, it is very rare for a hernia to return after having laparoscopic incisional hernia repair.
It is important to not allow a condition to restrict your body movements. If you feel discomfort, then it is time to schedule an appointment with a urologist. A doctor, such as James R Bollinger, M.P., can help with choosing a treatment plan that helps your condition. The key is to prevent your body from having limitations.Share
25 July 2017
My name is Dan and this is my blog. I am a recently singled father of three that is learning everything about caring for my kids as I go along. Before my wife passed, she was the one that took care of the kids when they were sick or injured, so I had a lot of learning to do and I had to do it as quickly as possible. I got together with some of the parents from my kids' school and they helped out quite a bit. I created my blog for two reasons - to keep my facts straight and to help other parents learn what I have struggled to learn.