With an intriguing mind, travelling the world sharing his expertise and learning about new techniques, hernia expert, Dr. Ashvind Bawa, Associate Professor of surgery, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana has a special interest in Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery and has been doing a great job in this field. He is also a Fellow of American College of Surgeons and believes in taking care of his patients wholeheartedly. Nikita Agarwal talks to him about various options available to treat hernia and more.
Q.1 How do you describe what a hernia is? And what kind of surgeries are done for hernia?
A hernia is a weakness or an opening in the abdominal wall through which abdominal contents like intestine or fat may come out. For a patient, it may be a swelling associated with pain and discomfort at various common sites like the belly button, or the groin area or other sites. Also, it may occur after a surgery which we commonly refer to as incisional hernia. Hernias can be repaired in various ways – open surgeries, laparoscopic or minimal access surgeries. The type of surgery will depend upon your type of hernia, surgeon’s expertise and location of hernia and previous surgery.
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