Ventral Hernia

A ventral hernia can occur in any location of the abdominal wall as a bulge of tissues of abdominal tissues through a weak opening in the abdominal wall muscles. When the intestinal tissue gets tightly caught as a bulge in the abdominal wall, then the condition is termed as strangulated ventral hernia. In this case […]

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Obturator Hernia

A hernia is caused when the abdominal tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall as a sac of tissues. An obturator hernia is a very rare type of hernia that occurs when the intestine tissues through an opening in the pelvis.  The obturator foramen is an opening in the pelvis through which blood vessels […]

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Femoral Hernia

A femoral hernia occurs in the groin junction when the tissues in the lower abdomen push through the upper thigh region. Femoral hernia is common in women as the pelvis region is wider in women when compared to men.  Femoral canal contain the ligaments and functions to hold and support the uterus in position. Symptoms […]

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Inguinal Region – Anatomy, Peritoneal Landmarks, Infraumbilical Fossae

Anatomy of the Inguinal Region The ‘Myopectineal Orifice of Fruchaud’ All groin (inguinofemoral) hernias originate in a single weak area called the myopectineal orifice. This oval, funnel-like, ‘potential’ orifice formed by the following structures, makes the ‘myopectineal orifice of Fruchaud’. -Henry Fruchaud Boundaries Superiorly Internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles. Inferiorly Superior pubic ramus. Medially […]

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Laparoscopy set to replace Traditional Treatment – Laparoscopy vs Open

Laparoscopy Laparoscopy: As the name suggests ‘Laparo’ means abdomen, ‘Scopy’ means vision. The surgeon visualizes the inner parts of the patients body through the laparoscope which is a small cut (incision 5-10 mm) on the abdomen. The magnified (up to 20 times larger) vision of the interior parts through the telescope is quite different from […]

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Weight Loss Surgery Kerala – VPS Lakeshore Hospital – Dr R Padmakumar

Weight Loss Surgery in Kerala is performed regularly at VPS Lakeshore Hospital by team led by Dr. R. Padmakumar. Dr. Padmakumar is hailed as the leading Obesity / Bariatric Surgeon in India and UAE. He received Indywood Medical Excellence Award in 2018 for “Professional Excellence in Obesity and Diabetes Surgery“. What is Bariatric Surgery? Bariatric […]

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Advantages of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair and Difficulties

Advantages Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Level 1A evidence Lower incidence of wound infection and hematoma formation. Lesser pain & discomfort. Immediate postoperative pain and delayed pain is reduced. Shorter hospital stay. Early resumption of normal daily activities and work. Level 1B evidence Incidence of recurrence as low as with Lichtenstein’s repair. Cost-effective when QALY (quality-adjusted life-year) […]

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Introduction to Hernia

Repair of inguinal hernia is one of the commonest surgical procedures performed worldwide. The lifetime risk for men is 27% and for women, it is 3 %. “No disease of the human body, belonging to the province of the surgeon, requires in its treatment, a better combination of accurate, anatomical knowledge with surgical skill than […]

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Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Section 1 Introduction to hernia Introduction History of hernia repair The laparoscopic hernia repair advantages & difficulties Section 2 Anatomy laparoscopic view Section 3 Laparosopic repair-the technique Transabdominal preperitoneal repair of inguinal hernia Total extra peritoneal repair Two port TEP. Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair Diaphragmatic hernias in adult Laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair Pediatric hernia repair […]

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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy or minimally invasive gallbladder removal is a procedure performed to remove the gallbladder from the body. This is a keyhole surgery and therefore allows the surgeon to perform the surgery through small incisions in the abdomen. Narrow instruments called a laparoscope, with a camera at the tip of the scope, is inserted through […]

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