General surgery

General surgery

Procedures

  • Hernia surgery

    • Inguinal hernia surgery

      €511–€2220
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      Inguinal herniotomy is an open surgical procedure to treat inguinal hernia. Inguinal hernia is a protrusion of an abdominal organ or its part (often a part of the small intestine), the lining of the abdominal cavity (called peritoneum) or fat tissue into subcutaneous tissues through a defect in the inguinal canal. In case of tension repair, the defective abdominal linings are sutured together. This method is suitable for very small hernias. In most cases, however, tension-free mesh-based method is used – the defect is covered with a special mesh that makes the abdominal wall stronger and avoids the recurrence of hernia. The mesh will stay in place permanently. Inguinal herniotomy is performed under general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia, but sometimes it can also be performed under local anesthesia in a day surgery unit.

    • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair

      €1126–€4467
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      Unstrangulated inguinal hernia can be operated laparoscopically, which means that small abdominal skin incisions are made to insert special instruments and a laparoscope with a camera in the abdominal cavity. With this equipment, the surgeon repositions the contents of the hernia sac into their normal anatomical positions. A mesh is placed on the defective part of the inguinal canal to make the abdominal wall stronger and to avoid the recurrence of hernia. Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is always performed under general anesthesia. The laparoscopic procedure will not leave a big scar and the recovery is faster than after open surgery.

    • Umbilical hernia repair

      €822–€4121
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      Umbilical hernia is a protrusion of an abdominal organ or its part (often a part of the small intestine), the lining of the abdominal cavity (called peritoneum) or fat tissue into subcutaneous tissues through a defect in the abdominal wall. During the operation, an incision is made in the region of the hernia so that the surgeon can reposition the contents of the hernia sac into their normal anatomical positions. After that, the defect of the abdominal wall is repaired. In case of tension repair, the defective abdominal linings are sutured together. This method is suitable for small hernias, for example. In most cases, however, tension-free mesh-based method is used – the defect is covered with a special mesh that makes the abdominal wall stronger and avoids the recurrence of hernia. Umbilical hernia repair is performed under general, local or spinal anesthesia.

    • Ventral hernia repair

      €1116–€5014
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      Ventral hernia is a protrusion of an abdominal organ or its part (often a part of the small intestine), the lining of the abdominal cavity (called peritoneum) or fat tissue into subcutaneous tissues through a defect in the abdominal wall. In case of tension repair, the defective abdominal linings are sutured together. This method is suitable for small hernias, for example. In most cases, however, tension-free mesh-based method is used – the defect is covered with a special mesh that makes the abdominal wall stronger and avoids the recurrence of hernia. Once in place, the mesh will never be removed. It becomes an integral part of the abdominal wall. Ventral hernias tend to appear in regions that have previously been operated and therefore they are sometimes called scar hernias. Ventral hernia repair is performed under general or spinal anesthesia.