Private Hernia Treatment In Milton Keynes
A hernia is an abnormal protrusion of your intestine or another internal organ through a weakened section of your abdominal wall. A natural weakening of your abdominal wall causes hernias. However, heavy lifting, strain and a persistent cough can cause them. Most of the time, hernias appear in the crease of your groin, near your upper thigh. But they can also be found near your navel and other abdominal areas.
Although hernias can cause discomfort, they are easy to treat with hernia surgery. Mr Achal Khanna’s private hernia treatment leaves little scarring and provides you with an enhanced recovery time.
How are hernias treated?
The only way to treat hernias is with surgery. Doctors almost always recommend treatment to reduce the risk of your hernia enlarging and prevent pain from increasing. Hernia surgery is simple yet effective.
Surgeons use a medical-grade mesh to reinforce your abdominal wall and move any protruding organs gently back to the correct position. We perform hernia repair surgery using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic and robotic).
Mostly, hernias, although uncomfortable, do not pose a serious health risk. However, they can lead to complications if untreated. If a hernia becomes trapped, the blood supply to your hernia can be cut off as the hernia becomes trapped in your abdominal wall. Known as strangulation, it is a life-threatening complication.
If you feel intense abdominal pain, become nauseated, have an increased heart rate and signs of a fever, or if the hernia begins to bulge and change colour, seek medical treatment immediately.
With many years of experience treating hernia patients in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas, Mr Achal Khanna is one of the most qualified and experienced hernia surgeons in the region.
Types of hernias we treat
Mr Achal Khanna treats many types of hernias to ensure your health is thoroughly cared for.
The types of hernia we can treat include:
What happens during hernia surgery?
Mr Achal Khanna uses the latest technology to perform advanced techniques like robotic and laparoscopic hernia repair surgery. These techniques are minimally invasive and have many benefits over traditional open surgery.
During laparoscopic hernia surgery, the surgeon makes small incisions (ports) into your abdomen. They insert instruments and a tool with a camera attached to the end into the ports. The camera relays images back to a screen inside the operating theatre, and the surgeon uses the surgical instruments to complete the hernia repair.
In robotic hernia surgery, the surgeon also creates ports in the abdomen. However, the surgeon inserts robotic arms with surgical tools and a camera attached to them. A remote console within the operating theatre controls the robotic arms and the surgeon completes the repair this way. We use a cutting-edge robotic system called ‘Versius’ to perform hernia repair surgery.
Both types of procedures are carried out under general anaesthetic, so you will be asleep throughout and not feel any pain.
When is hernia surgery needed?
A new, irregular bulge in your abdomen or groin area is the most common sign of a hernia. While the bump on its own may not be an immediate cause for concern, if you start to experience pain or discomfort, it can be a sign you need hernia repair surgery.
Other signs you need treatment can include:
- An enlargement of the lump
- Pain when coughing, straining or bending
- A feeling of bloating or fullness
Early diagnosis and intervention are important because they significantly reduce your risk of complications such as strangulation.
Benefits of hernia surgery
Hernia surgery has many benefits. The main one is maintaining and enhancing your overall health. The minimally invasive techniques Mr Achal Khanna uses also provide benefits such as:
- Reduced appearance of scars
- Quicker recovery time
- Faster operating times
- Reduced pain
- No risk of your hernia enlarging and then strangulating
With your hernia repaired, you can enjoy an enhanced quality of life, free from the discomfort and pain you previously experienced.
Why choose Mr Achal Khanna for hernia surgery?
Mr Achal Khanna is highly qualified and experienced in hernia surgery both laparoscopically and robotically. Because of his expertise, Mr Khanna has a very low rate of complications during surgery, so you know you are in safe hands.
Mr Khanna is currently leading ground-breaking research in Versius robotic surgery and was the first person in Europe to perform an inguinal hernia repair with Versius technology. You can receive excellent hernia treatment with enhanced recovery times and a dedicated patient-centric approach with his support.
If you are experiencing hernia symptoms, contact our team today.
How to prepare for hernia surgery?
Most operations require some preparations, including hernia surgery. Your surgeon will confirm which ones you need to make, but they can include:
- Fasting for a set number of hours beforehand
- Providing a list of any medications you take
- Temporarily pausing your intake of certain medications
- Organising someone to drive you to and from the hospital
- Booking time off work to recover
It’s also crucial to discuss your medical history with your surgeon before your hernia repair surgery so they can make any necessary adjustments to the process and ensure they meet your health needs.
Hernia surgery recovery time
Hernia repair surgery is a simple day surgery, so you should be able to go home fairly soon after your operation is completed. However, this will depend on your overall health and if any complications arise during surgery. Once in the recovery room, we will give you pain relief medication, and our caring team will be by your side.
Recovering from hernia repair surgery can take up to two weeks, depending on your surgery’s complexity. You must also avoid heavy manual work or lifting until advised otherwise by your surgeon. After one or two weeks, you should be well enough to drive and partake in very light sports.
We may ask you to attend a follow-up visit. A return appointment means the surgeon can check on your incisions’ healing and ensure your hernia hasn’t returned.
With many years’ experience in treating hernia patients in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas, Mr Achal Khanna is one of the most qualified and experienced hernia surgeons in the Milton Keynes region. If you are concerned that you may have a hernia and require expert advice and surgery, please contact Mr Khanna’s clinic: 01908 305 127