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Laparoscopic, G.I. & colorectal surgery, Navi Mumbai, India

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FAQ Hernia Surgery

Can hernia recur after surgery?

In 5% patients’ hernia can recur after hernia surgery.

There are many reasons for hernia recurrence such as untreated constipation, cough, enlarged prostrate, diabetes etc, infection after surgery not immediately treated or patient has not taken adequate precautions. Our hernia specialist Dr Nitish Jhawar uses laparoscopic hernia repair with use of mesh in treatment of recurrent hernia.

What to do if I get cold, cough or the flu after hernia surgery?

Visit your doctor to take treatment for cold-cough. Avoid oily, sour and chilled food items. While coughing or sneezing, placing a pillow over your incision provide some support and may ease the pain when you cough or sneeze.

What Precautions should I take after hernia surgery?

Office desk job can be resumed in 3-5 days but strenuous activity or sports which will cause stress on the incision site are to be avoided for 4-6 weeks. Driving, long distance travelling is to be avoided for at least 7 days following surgery.
Generally, people can resume cardio work-out, running, jogging, biking, swimming and hiking after 2 -3 weeks of laparoscopic surgery.
Recovery after hernia surgery read more at here

Does mediclaim insurance cover hernia repair surgery?

Most of the medical insurance companies cover Hernia repair surgery and provide reimbursement or cashless facility at few selected hospitals. Fortis Hianandani Hospital one of the best hospitals in Mumbai is in panel of most of the mediclaim companies.

Is use of Mesh in hernia surgery is unsafe and has more chances of chronic pain after surgery?

Mesh is in use for more than 3 decades years to repair hernia. Most common type of mesh is made up of polypropylene or polyester. As the mesh material is biologically inert it is harmless to be left in the body.

A person who has hernia has inherent defect of cementing substance called collagen, mesh provides a lattice for body fibres to grow in between and render stronger repair.

There is a low risk of complication to hernia surgery like any other surgery. Most common is chronic pain after hernia surgery. While mesh can be the reason of pain however hernia repair without mesh often are also associated with chronic pain.

Laparoscopic pre-peritoneal hernia repair using mesh at our hernia center in Navi Mumbai has very less chances of chronic pain.

How much is the Cost of hernia surgery in Navi Mumbai, India?

The Approximate cost of Hernia repair surgery depends on so many factors such as type of Hernia, associated medical factors, type of mesh used and hospital set up.
Since these costs vary we cannot give exact estimate for cost of hernia surgery on phone or email without proper examination and assessment of the individual patient by our hernia specialist surgeon dr Nitish Jhawar.
We can provide rough estimate of cost of hernia repair surgery (open or laparoscopic surgery) in the best hospital in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, India- after looking at Ultra sonography report of Abdomen and Pelvis which you can scan and mail us At ——@GMAIL.COM
Email may take 24 hours to respond, if you looking for quick contact pls call on 9833290590

What will happen if I avoid treatment of hernia?

If we do not treat hernia, it tends to become large and there is a risk of complications.
Initial reducible hernia (swelling appears only on standing or on coughing but on lying in supine position or on pressing with hand it disappear) may become Irreducible hernia (Hernia swelling doesn’t reduce on lying down or on pressing with hand) which in turn may lead to obstructed hernia (obstruction to passage of food) and Strangulated Hernia (blockage of blood supply of intestine). Patient gets severe pain & vomiting and if not treated urgently with emergency surgery, It can be a life threatening condition.

Can surgery for hernia be prevented by using truss?

Surgery cannot be prevented by using truss. With use of truss muscles become weaker and operation becomes difficult & complicated. But truss can be used to postpone surgery for limited days such as in patient of heart attack, where operation has to be postponed for few months.

Do All Hernias require surgery?

Except umbilical hernia in children below 2 years of age where it may heal spontaneously, Surgery is only cure for Hernia. Medicine does not help in hernia treatment. Hernia Specialist surgeons usually recommend different types of hernia repair.

Can a child have a hernia?

Yes. Children can have hernias since birth. Usually umbilical hernia heals spontaneously by 2 years of age. Umbilical hernia is repaired in children above 2 years of age and inguinal hernia is repaired as early as possible once child is fit enough to undergo surger. Open or laparoscopic hernia repair operation for pediatric hernia is offered at our hernia center in Navi mumbai.

Are hernia Hereditary?

Hernia is not hereditary. If parents have weak muscles of abdomen wall that can be inherited in children but hernia itself could be either congenital (means present at birth) or acquired later in life due to muscle weakness or increase pressure in abdomen cavity.

Is the Pain in the groin is Hernia?

Many people visit the Hernia specialist doctor for pain in the groin.

Many patients will sustain an injury to their lower abdomen or upper thigh as a result of their exercise routine or some heavy work. Patients with a groin strain will often have pain at night, which is rare in a hernia patient.


What patient says about Dr. Nitish Jhawar

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    I was diagnosed with gall stones a year ago in Delhi, I showed it to a doctor at M.... hospital, he .... asked me to get a surgery done and get my gall removed on any date of my choice, I was sacred and too young to get it done I got a vibe from doctor that for him it’s just a small things, however according to for a patient it’s important first be convinced on the urgency to get it done and feel safe . A year later I shifted to Mumbai and started having a frequent pain in shoulder blades and gall area. It went sharp this time. We went to Dr Nitish , as oppose to Delhi doc, Dr Nitish was very polite, first asked us to get the scan done and understand the current scenario, the scan showed one big 17 mm stone which was earlier also there but this time also there were multiple various sized stones as well along with the big one. Dr Nitish examined the scan, explained me and my husband about the condition and need of surgery or else the stone Would have slipped in the panacea or bile calling for a bigger operation. He explained diagramatically . He was patient in explaining, gave us time to think and be convinced. We were ready and then he performed it . It was flawless, quick and went well. He is a very experienced and fine surgeon , he is caring and doesn’t create panic at all rather he takes it slowly and makes patient comfortable. It was lapro, it’s been 2 months I m writing this . I faced no issues till now. Fortis staff was also very caring and good. I would mention fortis Vashi in specific. Good follow up diet makes it normal. I would strongly recommend Dr Nitish. He knows his job perfectly. He is not money minded at all. He would recommend surgery only if it’s required.

  • I had surgery of my left hydrocele on 27th May 2017 by Dr Nitish Jhawar. An excellent experience of service I got particularly from Dr Jhawar. He is not only a qualified experienced doctor but also a splendid human being. Thanks a lot.

  • It was a Laparoscopic operation for the removal of Gall Bladder (stones). I had developed on and off pain in abdomen before the operation, after the operation feeling good, totally pain free. Thanks and respect for handling my case very well.

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    I met doctor Nitish for piles problem and wanted to undergo LASER procedure only, my operation is successful and I thank doctor for being a good human being and great surgeon.

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    I was suffering from piles since long time. For bleeding heavily I met Dr Nitish Jhawar and after meeting him decided to go for Stapler surgery for piles. I found him a doctor who listens to our problem and explains properly.

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    I got diagnosed about a year back but was avoiding operation for Hernia repair, Dr Nitish Jhawar explained me why surgery should be done and I chose surgery by laparoscopy method. I am happy with the doctor and the hospital.

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    I visited for Gall Bladder removal by Laparoscopy after searching for best laparoscopic surgeon. After meeting dr my fear for surgery was vanished and my surgery went well and recovery was smooth.

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    Honest doctor, expert in his field....can trust his words

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    Very good he describe everything in very pleasant manner about the problem which was very helpful to me to understand my disease.

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    Very nice. Doctor is very patient and gives you correct advice.

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    He is very erudite and smart at getting to the bottleneck of the problem. And before realized he had pinched away d growth bothering me near my anal area.

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    Dr. Jhawar is few of the best doctors in town. Extremely pleasant and comfortable experience