The Advanced Hernia Clinic at Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital is operated by US, UK & European Trained doctors that have decades of experience treating Hernia’s. With the latest minimally invasive technology including robotic hernia repair and laparoscopic hernia repair surgery options, combined with a luxury hospital experience, we strive to provide the best hernia surgery in Dubai.
A hernia is a bulging of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening. It typically involves the stomach or intestine, and mostly occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place.
The following are the most common types of hernias:
Inguinal Hernia: These is the most common type of hernia, and they normally occur when the intestines push through a weak spot or tear in the lower abdomen, the lingual canal.
Hiatal Hernia: This occurs when part of an individual’s stomach protrudes up through the diaphragm into the chest cavity. It is a condition mostly associated with individuals who are over 50 years old. However, if a child has the condition, it could most likely be caused by a congenital birth irregularity.
Umbilical Hernia: This normally affects children and babies. Umbilical hernia occurs when the intestines bulge through the abdominal wall near the belly button. This is the only type of hernia that often goes away on its own as the abdominal wall muscles get stronger.
Ventral Hernia: This occurs when the tissue bulges through an opening in the muscles of the abdomen. A ventral hernia decreases in size when the individual is lying down.
Femoral Hernia: This typically occurs when fatty tissue or a part of your bowel at the top of your inner thigh protrudes through into your groin.
Some of the common symptoms of hernia include:
Hernias are mostly caused by a combination of muscle weakness and strain. Common causes of muscle weakness that can lead to a hernia include:
To diagnose a hernia the doctor will first perform a physical examination during which he/she may feel the bulge in the patient’s abdominal or groin area that gets larger when he/she stands, cough, or strain.
The doctor will then take the patient’s medical history by asking a variety of questions .
If at all the patient’s hernia is growing larger or causing pain, the surgeon may decide to fix it through surgery. Hernias can be repaired with either open, robotic or laparoscopic surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery requires a few small incisions and is less damaging to the surrounding tissue since it uses a tiny camera and miniaturized surgical equipment to repair the hernia.
There are instances where a hernia can result in one of the body’s passageways opening even wider than it should. For instance, this can occur in the space where the esophagus is meant to pass through the diaphragm. Here surgery can be performed to tighten the opening.