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10 Herniotomy Doctors in Chennai

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Dr. Sujith Kumar

General Surgeon
22 years experience overall

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Assisted Surgery Experience

700 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Kamal Raj

Laparoscopic Surgeon
20 years experience overall

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Assisted Surgery Experience

499 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Ayyappan S

Laparoscopic Surgeon
32 years experience overall
1000 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Jayanth Vijayakumar

General Surgeon
16 years experience overall

Dr. Vani Vijay

Laparoscopic Surgeon
20 years experience overall
800 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Prof. Surendran R.

GastroIntestinal Surgeon
47 years experience overall
800 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Karthik Gunasekaran

Laparoscopic Surgeon
29 years experience overall

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Dr. Rajkumar Rathinasamy

General Surgeon
23 years experience overall

Dr. Surakshith Battina

11 years experience overall
500 Consultation fee at clinic

Dr. Kishore Kumar C

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12 years experience overall
250 Consultation fee at clinic


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Herniotomy in Chennai

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Herniotomy?

Herniotomy is the surgical removal of the hernial sac. It helps in repairing the inguinal hernia. Herniotomy along with the repair of the posterior wall of the inguinal canal is known as Herniorrhaphy. Herniotomy with reinforcement of wall of the inguinal canal with a synthetic mesh is called Hernioplasty.

What are the advantages of Herniotomy?

The following are the advantages of Herniotomy:

  1. Minimally invasive repair surgery
  2. Requires shorter recovery time
  3. Reduced risk of nerve damage
  4. Low reoccurrence rate of hernias
  5. Can be done under local anesthesia

What are the indications of Herniotomy?

Indications for Herniotomy are the following:

  1. Long term Hernias that cause pain and discomfort
  2. Large Hernias
  3. Groin Hernia
  4. Abdominal Hernia
  5. Severe abdominal pain and vomiting due to hernia
  6. Hernias that cause nerve pain due to pressure

What are the steps involved in Herniotomy?

Steps involved in Open Herniotomy are:

  1. In open surgery, the patient will be receiving either a local or general anesthesia.
  2. After the patient is sedated, the surgeon will make small incisions or cuts to open the area of the skin where the hernia is formed.
  3. Then, the surgeon will gently push the hernia into its original place or in few cases, the hernia will be cut off or tied off.
  4. Later, the muscle area where the hernia is pushed through will be closed by stitches.
  5. If the Hernia is large, then the surgeon will place a flexible mesh for support and helps to keep the hernia from coming back.

Steps involved in Laparoscopic Herniotomy are:

  1. In Laparoscopic surgery, the patient will be receiving general anesthesia.
  2. As soon as the patient is sedated, the abdomen will be inflated with the help of harmless gas. This will help the surgeon to look at the patient’s organs clearly.
  3. Then the surgeon will make small incisions near the hernia.
  4. A tube that consists of a tiny camera at the end of it will be used to take images. This tube is called a laparoscope.
  5. By using the laparoscope, the surgeon will repair the hernia.
  6. After repairing the hernia, all the incisions made will be closed.

Who are the best surgeons/doctors to perform Herniotomy?

A certified and trained Gastroenterologist and a General Surgeon who is well experienced in Herniotomy can perform this surgery.

What is the cost of Herniotomy?

The minimum cost for Herniotomy in Chennai starts from Rs. 25,750

Average expenses for Herniotomy in Chennai is approximately Rs. 33,250

The maximum amount to be paid for Herniotomy in Chennai rises up to Rs. 56,450

Cost of Herniotomy depends on factors such as:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Age of the patient
  4. The medical condition of the patient
  5. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  6. Type of Hospital
  7. The admission room that you opted for
  8. Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc

Is Herniotomy a major surgery or minor surgery?

Herniotomy may be a major procedure as it involves replacing the displaced tissues or structures into their original position and strengthens the weakened muscle area.

What are the risks and complications associated with Herniotomy?

Following are the few risks and complications of Herniotomy:

  1. Reoccurrence of Hernia
  2. The build-up of fluid under the skin
  3. Difficulty while urinating
  4. Infection at the site of surgery
  5. Mesh rejection
  6. Tissue, organ, or structure damage

How long does it take to complete Herniotomy?

The time required to complete Herniotomy is about 30-60 minutes.

What is the recovery time for Herniotomy?

Individuals who undergo Herniotomy may take 3-4weeks to recover completely.

What is the success rate of Herniotomy?

The success rate of Herniotomy depends on the following factors:

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The medical condition of the patient
  3. Type of surgery performed

However, the success rate of Herniotomy maybe 93%.

Is Herniotomy permanent?

In most cases, Herniotomy is permanent and helps in not displacing the tissues or organs from their original position.

What are the long-term results of Herniotomy?

Long term results of Herniotomy are:

  1. Reducing the chances of Hernia
  2. Maybe long-lasting groin pain
  3. Discomfort
  4. Nerve damage

Can Herniotomy be detected in the future?

Herniotomy may be detected in the future due to the presence of scars that are formed after the surgery.

What are the options if Herniotomy fails?

If Herniotomy fails, then the doctor may recommend revision surgery or open surgery.

What are the alternatives for Herniotomy?

If an individual is diagnosed with any type of Hernia then the only option to treat it is Hernial Repair Surgery. Although in a few cases, non-surgical treatment can be recommended by your physician such as:

  1. Wearing a corset
  2. Truss
  3. Binder