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Hernias Can Be Dangerous
When Left Untreated
Get Your Hernia Treated Through Minimally Invasive Keyhole Surgery
What is a hernia?
Hernias are medical conditions that occur when an organ or tissue protrudes through a weakened or torn area in the muscles or connective tissues that normally hold it in place. This can result in a noticeable bulge or lump, often accompanied by pain or discomfort. Hernias can develop in various parts of the body, but the most common types include inguinal hernias (in the groin area), umbilical hernias (around the navel), and hiatal hernias (in the upper stomach).
What types of hernias are there?
Inguinal Hernia: This is the most common type of hernia and occurs in the groin area. It typically presents as a bulge or lump in the groin, often more noticeable when standing, coughing, or straining. Inguinal hernias are more common in men.
Femoral Hernia: Femoral hernias are also located in the groin area but are more common in women. They occur lower down and are more likely to cause symptoms like pain and discomfort.
Umbilical Hernia: This type of hernia occurs around the navel (umbilicus). It can be seen as a bulge near the belly button and is more common in infants and pregnant women.
Incisional Hernia: These hernias develop at the site of a previous surgical incision or scar. Weakness in the abdominal wall at the incision site can lead to tissue or organs protruding through.
Hiatal Hernia: Hiatal hernias occur when a portion of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm into the chest cavity. They can cause symptoms like heartburn, acid reflux, and difficulty swallowing.
Epigastric Hernia: These hernias appear in the upper abdomen, between the breastbone and the navel. They often contain fatty tissue and can cause discomfort or pain.
How to treat hernia?
Hernia repaired by conventional surgery or keyhole surgery. Both methods involve reinforcing the weakened tissue with a mesh.
Keyhole surgery, also known as laparoscopic surgery, offers some compelling advantages:
Less Pain After Surgery
Get your hernia treated today!
Dr Lee Chin Li
Director, Consultant & General Surgeon
MB BCh BAO, LRCP & SI (NUI), IMRCS (Ire), MMED (SURG), FRCS (Ed)
With more than 20 years of experience under his belt, Dr Lee Chin Li was the founding Head of Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery and Consultant General Surgeon, Juronghealth Campus, National University Health System (NUHS). He was instrumental in building up the unit to provide comprehensive general surgical and complex Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary services.
Dr Lee is described as many to be empathetic and pleasant, and constantly seeks to provide the best quality of care to his patients.
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