Hernia surgery information and locations in Mexico

Hernias occur when an organ or tissue pushes through a weak part of the muscular wall creating a bulge. Most common hernias are located in the abdomen, chest, and groin.
Hernias can affect anyone regardless of age and physical activity. The only way to repair a hernia is through surgery. However, depending on the size and the severity of the symptoms the surgeon will determinate if you’re eligible for surgery.

A hernia can be repaired through open or laparoscopic surgery. During the procedure, the specialist will return the protruding tissue to its original place. Sometimes the weak area is reinforced with surgical mesh. Once finished the surgery the incisions are closed with suture or staples.

Some of the most commons hernias are:

Inguinal hernia
This hernia is the most common and mainly affects men. This occurs when the intestines push to a weak spot in the lower abdominal wall, near the inguinal canal. The symptoms can be pain during exercise or bending over and burning sensation. Men can present swelling in the scrotum.

Hiatal hernia
A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes up to a weak spot at the opening of the diaphragm, where the esophagus and stomach join. Some people can experience chest pain, heartburn and difficulty to swallow.

Umbilical hernia
An umbilical hernia occurs when fatty tissue pushes towards the weak spot in the abdominal wall, near the belly button. This hernia occurs mostly on babies and often closes on its own. Adults suffering from obesity or have had multiple pregnancies can be affected as well. Some symptoms are abdominal pain, vomiting and a bulge in the abdomen.
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Hernia repair
Procedure: 45 min.
Hospital stay: 4 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 2 - 5 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups are scheduled face-to-face with any specialist following the procedure. Patients are clear for flying after 2 - 5 days from the hernia repair.
Note: See with the specialist what follow-up or postoperative care you need to take with a primary care physician, or specialist in your home city, regarding sutures or medication adjustments after the procedure.
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Hernia repair frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
What causes a hernia?
All hernias are caused when an internal part of the body pushes through an opening or weak spot generating pressure in an organ or tissue.
What are the symptoms?
One of the most common symptoms is a lump, pain, and swelling in the affected area. In many cases, hernias don’t present symptoms and are detected during a physical examination, ultrasounds or x-rays.
How long will recovery be?
All patients are different and times can vary. Open surgeries will require about 6 weeks, while laparoscopic surgery 2 weeks.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.