Which operation is best for hernia?

The open surgical repair of primary inguinal hernias is better than the laparoscopic technique for mesh repair, a new study has shown (New England Journal of Medicine 2004;350: 1819-27 [PubMed] [Google Scholar]).

How do you treat a sciatic hernia?

A sciatic hernia is treated with surgery. Emergency surgery is needed if intestinal obstruction develops. In other cases, laparoscopic surgery is a surgical option to traditional hernia surgery.

What are symptoms of a sciatic hernia?

The most common symptom of a sciatic hernia is chronic pelvic pain, pain in the upper thigh, and on one side of the buttock. In some cases, pain up and down the thigh will develop if the sciatic nerve is compressed.

Is a hernia operation serious?

An inguinal hernia repair is a routine operation with very few risks. But a small number of hernias can come back at some point after surgery. Other potential complications of an inguinal hernia repair include: blood or fluid building up in the space left by the hernia (this usually gets better without treatment)

What is the success rate for hernia surgery?

Reports of 90 – 99% success rates are common. Mesh repairs, in many cases, offer a smaller chance of hernia recurrence rate than non-mesh repairs. Unfortunately, some repairs may lead to very high incidence of chronic pain, which can range from 5-15%. The key is to find a surgeon that performs a lot of hernia surgery.

What causes a sciatic hernia?

Causes for sciatic hernia are often unknown, but may be related to increased abdominal pressure and/or piriformis muscle atrophy. Sciatic hernia can often mimic sciatica due to compression of sciatic nerve.

How do you get a sciatic hernia?

Where is the sciatic hernia located?

Abstract. Sciatic hernia is a rare pelvic floor hernia that occurs through the greater or lesser sciatic foramen. Sciatic hernias often present as pelvic pain, particularly in women, and diagnosis can be difficult.

How is a hernia repaired?

If surgical mesh is used, this is placed around the weakened muscles after the internal organs or tissues are physically pushed back into position. In other cases, the healthcare provider uses stitches or staples to repair the hernia. After the hernia is repaired, the small incisions are carefully closed up using sutures or stitching.

What is involved in hiatal hernia surgery?

The primary aim of hiatal hernia surgery is to restore proper anatomy of the stomach and esophagus. 1  During surgery, doctors locate the tear in the diaphragm and use various techniques to repair and reinforce the area, after moving the stomach back into place.

What is robotic surgery for hernias?

Robotic surgery differs from laparoscopic surgery in that the surgeon is seated at a console in the operating room, and handles the surgical instruments from the console. While robotic surgery can be used for some smaller hernias, or weak areas, it can now also be used to reconstruct the abdominal wall.

How is an open hernia surgery performed?

Open hernia surgery. The surgeon makes a cut in the groin to view and repair the hernia. After repairing the hernia, the surgeon uses stitches alone or stitches and a piece of mesh to close the abdominal wall. The mesh is designed to strengthen the weak area of the abdominal wall where the hernia occurred.