incisional hernia

Incisional Hernia

An Incisional Hernia is a type of a hernia which occurs at the site of a previous abdominal surgery.

What are the risk factors for diagnosing an Incisional Hernia?

An inherent weakness in abdominal muscles and fascia.

  • 1. An Incisional Hernia usually occurs, when an incision from previous surgery breaks down which can be caused by infection at the surgical site
  • 2. Significant weight gain after surgery
  • 3. Excessive coughing in the immediate postoperative period.
  • 4. Straining because of constipation or difficulty in passing urine.
  • 5. Lifting heavy weights in the postoperative period.

What do you notice?

  • 1. A bulge or protrusion near the area of the surgical incision.
  • 2. Treatment – Surgery.
  • 3. Traditional open repair of Incisional Hernia can be quite difficult and complicated.
  • 4. The weakened tissue of the abdominal wall is re incised and repair is reinforced with a prosthetic mesh.
  • 5. Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia repair is the new method of surgery for this condition.

The advantages of laparoscopic incisional hernia are:

  • 1. The weakened tissue of an original hernia is never re-incised to perform the surgery.
  • 2. Less wound complication
  • 3. Less pain and speedy recovery.
  • 4. Stronger repair.