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MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES - Minimal Access Surgery, Fellowship in Advanced Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery.

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Abdominal Wall (Ventral) Hernia Surgery

What is a ventral hernia?

A ventral hernia is a bulge of tissues through an opening of weakness within your abdominal wall muscles. It can occur at any location on your abdominal wall.

Abdominal Wall Hernia:-

Risk factors

What are the risk factors of a ventral hernia?

What are the causes of a ventral hernia?

Incisional hernias may occur in up to 30 percent of those who’ve had an abdominal surgery. Most occur at the site of a surgical scar. The scar tissue weakens or thins, allowing a bulge to form in the abdomen. This bulge is tissue or organs pushing against the abdominal wall.

What are the symptoms of this condition?

How is a ventral hernia diagnosed?

What treatment options are available?

Ventral hernias require surgical correction.

If left untreated, they continue to grow slowly until they are able to cause serious complications.

Untreated hernias can grow into enlarged ventral hernias that become progressively more difficult to fix.

Swelling can lead to trapping of hernia contents, a process called incarceration. This in turn can lead to reduced or no blood supply to the tissues involved, which is referred to as strangulation.

Options for surgical treatment include:

Benefits of laparoscopic removal include the following:

These are a few concerns about open surgery:


Are there complications?

Massive ventral hernias are difficult to fix

The outlook is generally very good after a surgery with no complications. You may need to rest for a few weeks before resuming daily activities, avoiding any heavy lifting or straining to the abdominal area.

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