Treatment of Femoral hernia
- Femoral hernias occur when a part of intestine, or other abdominal contents, is forced through a weakness in the “femoral canal” which is located near the groin.
- Females are more prone to these types of hernias as opposed to men.
- femoral hernias are more likely to develop early complications, like strangulation or incarceration so early diagnosis and repair are highly recommended before such complications can occur.
- As with their similar counterpart the inguinal hernia, femoral hernias are well suited to our advanced techniques ensuring the safest, most effective way to repair a femoral hernia.
Types of femoral hernia repair
The method of repairing femoral hernia is very similar to inguinal hernia. In fact, the indications and types of surgery and incisions needed to carry repair are same as for inguinal hernia.
Femoral hernia can usually be treated in 3 ways
- Open Mesh Repair
- Laparoscopic Total Extra peritoneal Repair (TEP Repair)
- Laparoscopic Trans-abdominal Preperitoneal Repair (TAPP Repair)
Open Mesh Repair
- During an open repair surgical procedure, we will make an incision (approx. 5-6 cm) through the skin in the area of your groin.
- Through this incision, the hernia will be moved back into its original place inside the abdomen.
- Synthetic mesh will be placed to strengthen the closure.
Laparoscopic Total Extra Peritoneal Repair (TEP Repair)
- This is the procedure of our choice and technically most demanding among all the three procedures.
- The procedure does not violate the peritoneal cavity and there is no contact with the bowel, thereby minimizing the chances of post-operative bowel adhesion
- Can repair the hernia on both sides with the same cuts.
- The repair is done using 3 small cuts about 1 cm in si
ze with the help of telescopic camera and long thin instruments. The best part is that both sides of hernia can be repaired using the same incisions.
- A large mesh will be placed to provide better support and optimal repair of hernia.
Laparoscopic Trans-abdominal Preperitoneal Repair (TAPP Repair)
- We perform this procedure in selected individuals.
- This procedure is performed by entering into the abdomen due to which there is contact with the bowel. As a result, there is a small chance of bowel adhesion (1-2%).
- Provides all the benefits of laparoscopic surgery and technically easier to perform as compared to TEP repair.