Laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery
Simple and perfect treatment!
Inguinal hernia surgery is a safe and simple solution for those suffering from pain and discomfort due to an emerging and disappearing bulge in the groin.
Usually the patient can start light physical activity – drive or work on a computer – already on the day after the surgery. Full physical capacity is regained within 1-4 weeks, depending on the type of surgery.
The inguinal hernia surgery at our Centre is usually carried out by a laparoscope, which is minimally invasive. It is the perfect treatment and has been carried out worldwide for several decades. Healing time is much quicker and there are generally fewer complications. We use light synthetic meshes for the surgery, which is more comfortable for patients.
Inguinal hernia surgical treatment price
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery is a simple and reliable procedure –recovery is quick and the possibility of a recurrence in the same place is low. The treatment price includes consultation with abdominal surgeon, pre-surgical tests, the surgery and the mesh (material needed for the surgery).
What factors affect the price?
The prices indicated below apply to citizens of the Republic of Lithuania and the European Union.
If you are coming from another country please check the price by telephoning or sending an email.
What should you know about laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery?
Laboratory tests required before the surgery:
General blood test;
Blood coagulation test (aPTT);
electrocardiogram (ECG) with evaluation;
The patient can bring their test records from other healthcare institutions, or they may have them done at the Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Centre. The tests take 2 hrs. Prices of the tests performed at the Centre. The tests must be performed no earlier than 14 days before the surgery.
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. The surgeon makes three minimal incisions in the abdomen wall for insertion of the laparoscopic instruments. One of the instruments has an integral video camera. During the surgery, surgeons observe the procedure of the surgery on the screen.
The peritoneum above the hernia gate is cut and peeled off from the abdomen wall, by also pulling in the hernia sac. The hernia gates are covered with mesh, and the peritoneum are sutured. The abdomen incisions are sutured.
Patients can usually go home the day after surgery.
All our operating rooms are equipped with equipment and instruments from the most reliable and best quality producers: Karl Storz (Germany) laparoscopic devices and instruments; Linvatec (the USA) arthroscopic instruments; Datex Ohmeda (the USA) anaesthesia instruments; General Electric (the USA) monitors; Maquet (Germany) heated operating tables;
The hospital rooms are cosy and have a good microclimate, ensured by the special premises ventilation, heating and conditioning systems. The patient’s safety, especially during surgeries, is guaranteed also by the automatic diesel electric station, providing for electricity in case of electricity outages in the urban system.
to choose us
- We can operate the next day after the initial consultation.
- You can go home, take a flight the day after the surgery.
- The surgery method is chosen with the patient’s best interests in mind.
- No hospital infections during the last 5 years.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Yes, it is very frequent, more commonly suffered by men. Inguinal hernia is diagnosed for 1 out of 4 men. Inguinal hernias account for about 80 per cent of all the external abdominal hernias. Inguinal hernia surgeries are among the top three surgeries carried out worldwide.
All hernias are either inherited, or acquired. The inherited hernia is caused by anatomical characteristics, flaws in the connective tissue. The acquired disease can be caused by trauma, surgeries, overweight, peritoneal fluid, hard physical work, etc.
No, it cannot. The possibility that the hernia, i.e. a bulge in the groin will be felt and more perceptible increases with lifestyle, i.e. if there is more hard physical activity, the hernia will get bigger.
Postponed surgery does not only mean growing discomfort– more painful or sensitive, but also there is also a 2 percent possibility that the hernia may get trapped in other abdominal organs.
An accurate diagnosis is made during a consultation with an abdominal surgeon by physical examination.
There is no scientific evidence that a belt or corset might help to prevent an inguinal hernia.