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Abdomen's delicate walls can become weak and this situationis called hernia. There are several types of hernia and some of them are epigastrichernia, incisional hernia,femoral hernia, umbilical hernia and hiatal hernia. The walls of the stomachcan bulge and this can be caused by the mentioned hernia types. Hernia occursmostly in the groin area and this situation causes a lot of pain during the day.Activities that are physically more demanding will make this pain even worse. Also,stomach region can be a place of a swelling and hernia is commonly treatedwith a surgery. In the following lines, we will talk more about this.

Hernia Surgery

Bulge causes hernia and the surgery is done in order to return it in the normalposition and avoid the reoccurrence of this problem. The most common way oftreating this problem is laparoscopic surgery and during this procedure, a cameraon top of a small tube is inserted in order to provide the image of the hernia.The incision is made on the abdominal wall, and once the image is acquired, themesh is placed behind the hernia. This type of surgery is associated with lesspain and the chance of hernia reoccurrence is reduced to minimal. Recovery willlast two weeks only.

However, if some medical condition is present, doctor may notconduct this surgery due to the high risks involved. This surgery may not bedone if a patient is obese, pregnant or has some medical condition such as hemophilia.General anesthesia is used during this procedure and before the surgery, there may be need for the blood pressure, heart rate or urine test. The bulge needsto be returned in the original position and during the open mesh surgery, this is done. A synthetic mesh is used during the open surgery and this provides theabdomen wall with strength.

Costs

10 000 dollars is the approximate cost of this surgery, but there are some factors,such as hospital, location, complications, which influence the total costs. Sothe cost can range from 4 000 to 13 000 dollars. Good health insurance can significantlyreduce the costs of this surgery. As we have said, location influences thecost, and the most affordable hospitals are in India and Mexico. Consult adoctor if you are considering this surgery, which has helped a lot of people tolead normal lives again.

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