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FEMORAL HERNIA

UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM

When a part or whole of an internal organ (or tissues) protrudes through weak areas of the adjoining muscles or connective tissues, the condition is termed as a hernia. Hernia occurs through the weakened area, whenever there is increased pressure or strain on it. They most commonly occur in the abdomen region.

A Femoral Hernia is a type of hernia that bulges out of a weak spot in the groin region, just above the line that separates the abdomen from the legs. The abdomen contents (such as the intestine) along with peritoneum (lining of abdomen contents) can push through the weakened spot into the femoral canal

UNDERSTANDING WHO SUFFERS
  • Femoral hernia is relatively uncommon (account for only around 5% of all abdominal hernias).
  • Femoral hernias are more common in women (70%) than in men (probably because of their wider pelvis making the femoral canal slightly larger).
  • The incidence is highest in middle-aged and elderly women (approaches that of inguinal hernia).
  • They are rare in children.
  • Diagnosis is often difficult (they are often confused with inguinal hernias).
POTENTIAL SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Most Femoral Hernias present no symptoms. They are often discovered when a part of the intestine is caught within the hernia, or if the blood supply to the tissues is cut-off due to the hernia being contorted or blocked.

  • One of the most common signs of a Femoral Hernia is a bulge - about the size of a cherry, located in the groin region
  • If one does have a lump or bulge, he or she may experience pain in the upper part of the thigh
  • An unexplained bowel obstruction may lead to the finding of a Femoral Hernia
  • Immediate medical attention should be sought, if any of the following symptoms occur, which may be due to a Femoral Hernia:
  • If the hernia is painful, and if it cannot be pushed back into the abdomen with a gentle pressure
  • If the hernia becomes dark, discoloured, or starts looking bruised
  • If abdominal pain, nausea and/or vomiting occur due to the hernia
EXAMINATIONS USUALLY REQUIRED

The following exams and procedures may be used to diagnose a Femoral Hernia:

  • Thorough evaluation of the individual’s medical history and a complete physical examination including examination of the groin and abdomen. Femoral Hernias are primarily diagnosed through a physical examination of the groin area
  • During history taking the physician may want to know the following:
    • When the symptoms began and whether they are becoming worse
    • About one’s personal and family history of hernia, smoking, prostate conditions, pregnancy history, bowel movement, etc.
  • An ultrasound, CT, or MRI scan may be used for further diagnosis, or if the diagnosis is not clear
PROPOSING TREATMENT AND WHY AIMIS

Surgery for Hernia Repair

If your doctor recommends surgery for a disorder, you may be a candidate for a minimally invasive approach - da Vinci Surgery. Because it is minimally invasive, the precision of robotic technology is ideal for delicate and complex surgeries around the chest and abdomen AIMIS is an expert in Robotic Surgery for Robotic Assisted Hernia Repair including for:

Inguinal Hernia - Herniorrhaphy, Hernioplasty - Inguinal, Surgical repair with/without grafts, Femoral Hernia - Femorocele repair; Herniorrhaphy; Hernioplasty – femoral, Surgical repair with/ without grafts, Umbilical Hernia - Surgical repair with or without grafts, Ventral Hernia - Surgical repair with grafts and Hiatal Hernia - Surgical repair with/without grafts, Nissen Fundoplasty

Da Vinci Surgery uses state-of-the-art technology to assist doctors in performing a range of delicate operations for hernias and offers several potential benefits over traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, including:

  • Greater precision and Low rate of recurrence
  • Low rate of pain
  • Low conversion rate to open surgery
  • Low rate of major complications
  • Virtually scar less surgery with da Vinci Single Site Surgery®
  • High patient satisfaction
  • Reduced risk of blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay

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GETTING MORE INFORMATION BEFORE MOVING FORWARD
YOU MAY HAVE QUESTIONS LIKE:
  • Can I get more information before I commit to this?
  • Can I get a second opinion from you before I commit to this?
  • How can I find out the cost before I have any obligation?
WHAT AIMIS CAN DO:

AIMIS will provide a full review, diagnosis and potential surgical options for your condition, after receiving the relevant examinations and information from you. They will also provide an estimate for your surgical procedure before you decide.

AIMIS’ mission is to the provision of “true” healthcare for those who require it. It provides world leading surgeons using state of the art procedures to optimize potential surgical outcomes, whilst taking care of all arrangements so as to allow concentration on recovery.

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AIMIS provide competitive prices for state of the art procedures. We also work with a large range of Insurance companies where your policy allows you to have surgery abroad.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE PROBLEM:

A surgery is the only available method to completely eliminate a Femoral Hernia, as they typically do not subside, or go away by themselves; frequently such hernias only continue to grow.

An elective (planned) surgery is preferred to an emergency surgery, due to the involvement of lesser complications. The surgical treatment options for Femoral Hernia may include:

  • Open surgery, although less commonly done, may be performed by making a large incision in order to push the lump (hernia sac and its contents) back into the abdomen and repair the defect, either by approximating the tissues together or by using a mesh. A plastic mesh can be used during surgery to repair weakness in the abdominal wall
  • Laparoscopic or Robotic Surgery are minimally-invasive and are the preferred methods depending on the clinical situation. Usually minimal small incisions are made, and the surgeon uses microscopic instruments and surgical cameras to aid in the repair

The complications of Femoral Hernia could include:

  • If tissues surrounding the hernia or the intestines becomes obstructed by the hernia, the tissue in the area may die, if the condition is not immediately treated through surgery
  • If the intestine gets stuck (incarcerated) and or strangulated (blood supply gets “cut off”), it may lead to the formation of gangrene (death of tissue). If this condition is not addressed promptly, it can cause peritonitis (inflammation and infection of the abdomen lining and its contents) and may even cause death

The complications from surgery could include:

  • Difficulty with urination
  • Bowel injury
  • Temporary limb weakness
  • Injury to nerves surrounding the hernia
  • The development of a lump under the surgical wound
  • Recurrence of the hernia
FURTHER INFORMATION ON INCREASED RISK GROUPS

Having a weakened spot in the groin region (femoral canal) and frequent strain to the weakened area are factors that increase one’s risk for Femoral Hernia. An increase in intra-abdominal pressure is a main trigger factor for a Femoral Hernia. The following factors may increase the pressure or strain:

  • Obesity
  • Individuals with chronic cough or chronic constipation are more susceptible to the condition
  • Enlarged prostate (straining to go urine)
  • Improper heavy lifting
  • Elderly, low weight women have an increased risk than individuals of any other age group
  • Rarely, a congenital anatomical weakening can increase the risk

The following measures may be beneficial, if an immediate surgery is not planned:

  • If one is obese or overweight, losing weight is beneficial
  • Increasing fluid and fiber intake may help with constipation
  • Using proper lifting techniques may prevent a hernia from forming, or an existing condition from worsening
  • Treating the symptoms of an enlarged prostrate may be helpful in men
FURTHER EXAMINATION THAT MAYBE REQUIRED OR REQUESTED

As outlined above a complete physical examination is normally enough to make a diagnosis. Imaging tests (potentially, ultrasound, CT, or MRI scan) are done for further analysis, diagnosis, or if the diagnosis is not clear or if symptoms increase rapidly.

WHY AIMIS FOR THIS SURGERY

AIMIS is an expert in Robotic Surgery for Robotic Assisted Hernia Repair including:

Inguinal Hernia - Herniorrhaphy, Hernioplasty - Inguinal, Surgical repair with or without grafts, Femoral Hernia - Femorocele repair; Herniorrhaphy; Hernioplasty – femoral, Surgical repair with or without grafts, Umbilical Hernia - Surgical repair with or without grafts, Ventral Hernia - Surgical repair with grafts and Hiatal Hernia - Surgical repair with/without grafts, Nissen Fundoplasty
and other minimal invasive procedures involving the best American and International surgeons who are experts in the field.

Da Vinci Surgery uses state-of-the-art technology to assist doctors in performing a range of delicate operations for Hernia Repair and offers several potential benefits over traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, including:

  • Greater precision and Low rate of recurrence
  • Low rate of pain
  • Low conversion rate to open surgery
  • Low rate of major complications
  • Virtually scar less surgery with da Vinci Single Site Surgery®
  • High patient satisfaction
  • Reduced risk of blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay

Some procedures can be achieved through the belly button traditional single incision laparoscopy or da Vinci® Single-Site® Surgery. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and flexible Single-Site instruments. These features enable your doctor to operate with enhanced vision and precision and provide virtually scar less surgery.

OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY AIMIS

In addition to its Innovative Healthcare, AIMIS provides seamless service along the way. From the start of your journey you'll know the best flights to take, where you'll be staying, what paperwork you will need. You will have a personal assistant assigned; from your pick up at the airport, to your accommodation, continuous assistance at your pre-consultation, through surgery and in your postsurgical care. Our Patients have said that they feel they have become "part of our family" and some even asked to stay a little longer! AIMIS is here to assist you in an all you requirements, allowing you to focus on your health and recovery.

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