inguinal hernia

Written by: Dr.Prof. Antonio Martín Duce
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Inguinal hernia surgery is the set of techniques that are used to repair the defect of the existing abdominal wall. It is a procedure that is performed in order to try to return the lost functionality to the abdominal wall, and therefore, avoid the inconvenience that it causes, which can deteriorate and greatly improve the quality of life of the patient.. In addition, it can lead to potential complications, even putting your life at risk.



Details of inguinal hernia surgery

Regarding the intervention of the inguinal hernia, nowadays small patches or meshes of synthetic tissue are used that are placed in the damaged area in order to cause an important healing of the area and thus serve as " cuirass " or reinforcement of the weakness


Regarding the risks , these really are minimal. As any incision or wound there may be infection of the same, hematoma or seroma , which is the accumulation of serum. In the medium term, the most important complication, very rare, is the residual pain on the scar or neuralgia, whose main reason is the cicatricial entrapment of some sensory termination.

Indications after inguinal hernia surgery

In the first few weeks, lead an active life without performing high-effort sports, as well as avoid taking sudden heavy weights. Subsequently, and progressively can return to normal. Athletes of high competition return to it within a period no longer than a month.

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By Dr.Prof. Antonio Martín Duce

Dr. Prof. Martín Duce is a renowned expert in General Surgery. His more than 35 years of experience have made him a reference for thyroid and parathyroid surgery, for which he received an extraordinary award for his doctorate. His training has been developed in hospitals in the United Kingdom, France and the United States, among other countries. He is a member of several scientific societies and founder of the Spanish Association of Patients with Morbid Obesity (AEEOM). Currently, he is visiting the Nisa de Aravaca Hospital. He is also Professor of Physiopathology and Surgery.

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