Dr.(Major) R.S RENGAN M.S., D.N.B., Dip Laproscopic Surgery (University of Strasbourg)  

Senior Consultant, General & Laparoscopic surgery                                                                         For Appointment: 94440 42294

Apollo First Med Hospital,Chennai.


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Hernia Treatment in Chennai

Home of healing is the best surgical centre for Hernia Treatment in Chennai which is also the leading surgery centre for Laparoscopy, breast, Thyroid, Bariatric and gallbladder surgery for the past 15 years in Chennai, India.

A Hernia is the abnormal protrusion of an organ or the covering of an organ through the wall of the cavity that normally contains it . There are different kinds of hernias, each requiring a specific management or treatment.By far the most common hernias develop in the abdomen, when a weakness in the abdominal wall evolves into a localized hole, or “defect”, through which fat, or abdominal organs may protrude.

Hernia Treatment in Chennai
Hernia surgery

In an Inguinal hernia, the intestine or the bladder protrudes through the abdominal wall or into the inguinal canal in the groin. About 96% of all groin hernias are inguinal, and most occur in men because of a natural weakness in this area.

In an Incisional Hernia, the intestine pushes through the abdominal wall at the site of previous abdominal surgery. This type is most common in elderly or overweight people who are inactive after abdominal surgery.

A Femoral Hernia occurs when the intestine enters the canal carrying the femoral artery into the upper thigh. Femoral hernias are most common in women, especially those who are pregnant or obese.

In an Umbilical Hernia, part of the small intestine passes through the abdominal wall near the navel. Common in newborns, it also commonly afflicts obese women or those who have had many children.

A Hiatal Hernia happens when the upper stomach squeezes through the hiatus, an opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes.

Symptoms and signs vary depending on the type of hernia. Symptoms may or may not be present in some inguinal hernias A bulge in the groin region is a common symptom. Besides the bulge, other symptoms include pain in the groin that may also include a heavy or dragging sensation, and in men, there is sometimes pain and swelling in the scrotum around the testicular area.

Hernias are common in:

  • People who are strain during work or lift heavy weights
  • Smokers
  • Obese people
  • People with lung disease and those with persistent cough
  • People with constipation and those who strain during Urination.

Surgery is the only treatment for hernia. Patients with hernia may remain without symptoms for years together but can go in for complication any time. Certain complications such as strangulation ( twisting of bowel around itself ) can be even fatal.

Open surgery using mesh is the GOLD STANDARD treatment for Hernias. Dr ( Major ) R S Rengan has been a pioneer in the use of Ultra-Pro Hernia Mesh system which has been rated as one of the most effective meshes in the world. Laparoscopic surgery is also indicated in very obese people and in those with hernias on both sides.

Dr ( Major ) R S Rengan was a council member of the National Committee on Uniform Surgical Training for Hernia Surgery for post graduates. It is advised that you visit an experienced surgeon to avoid complications.