Inguinal hernia is the most frequent type of hernia.
It is caused when the abdomen is under increased pressure (e.g. weight lifting, persistent and intense cough, constipation, pregnancy), when there is a weak point in the abdominal wall or in combination of the two previous factors. As a result, the viscera may protrude via the point of abdominal wall which is weaker, creating the inguinal hernia.
Symptoms of inguinal hernia
It usually presents with a lump or even pain in the inguinal area.
Treatment of inguinal hernia
Given the risk of complications (incarcerated hernia, necrosis of the trapped organ), its timely treatment by surgery is deemed necessary.
Surgery of inguinal hernia includes re-positioning of the content of the hernia sac and plastic reconstruction of the abdominal wall, with placement of a mesh, usually under local anesthesia.
History of the inguinal hernia surgery
Inguinal hernia surgery went through a lot of phases, beginning from the old techniques of plastic surgery “with tension”, which were painful and had high percentages of recurrence.
Later, meshes appeared, which did not cause tension and had low percentages of recurrence.
Meshes consist of nothing more but fabric (manufactured from various types of fibres – threads). Except for that, it is reasonable for someone to not want to have a piece of fabric in their body, truth be told, the long-term consequences of these foreign bodies in the organism have not been studied yet.
This is also one of the reasons for which use of a mesh is avoided in children and, in general, in patients under 20 years.
Innovative Inguinal hernia Treatment Technique
New innovative technique for the treatment of inguinal hernia through a natural method (natural tissues) without any foreign bodies, without a mesh and without any tension
It appears that a new era of surgery has arrived with a type of plastic surgery that does not use foreign bodies, while the stitches used are absorbable, and simultaneously, the tension that existed in old type methods is avoided. The method uses the natural tissues of the patient themselves, with a suitable translocation of them.
The technique can be also applied under local anesthesia, the results are exceptional, with minimum percentages of relapse, while the patient can go home even on the same day, drive on the next day and go to an office work on the second day.
The cost is lower and in the end (in the long run) no foreign body remains in the organism of the patient.
The method was introduced in 2001 and now has undergone a valid research methodology with the following clinical study number:
Trial registration number: www.clinicaltrials.gov # NCT01237470
Moreover, its effectiveness has been proven, since from May 2012 onwards, it has been approved, recognized and published in the following acclaimed global journal of surgery (WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY).