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Being the pioneer of day care hernia treatment with 28 years experience and expertise, ELCE sofar served with more than 20,000 lap surgeries.

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Experience the ease of undergoing a hernia operation within a single day at ELCE Hospital, focusing on your comfort to facilitate a quick recovery.

Scarless Technique

Opt for state-of-the-art hernia operations at ELCE Hospital, utilizing innovative methods that leave no scars and no blood loss.

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ELCE Hospital works in partnership with insurance companies to provide top-tier, affordable hernia treatments. We offer guidance every step of the way.


What Is Hernia?

  • A hernia is a medical condition in which an internal organ protrudes through a weak spot in the tissue or muscle.
  • Most hernias occur within the abdominal cavity, between the chest and the thigh.
  • The most common types of hernias are inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, umbilical hernia, incisional hernia and Hiatal hernia.

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Types of Hernia

Laparoscopic Hernia Treatment

  • Less tissue trauma and less blood loss.
  • Smooth and fast recovery during post-op period enables it as day care procedure with adequate recovery and discharge in 24 hours.
  • Less pain , less chance of external infections.
  • Very less chance of recurrence of hernia.
  • Combined surgeries are possible in laparoscopic treatment.

Symptoms Of Hernia

Visible Bulge or Lump

The visible bulge in groin/scrotum/abdomen more noticeable when coughing or lifting objects.


Pain or Discomfort

Hernias cause sharp or dull pain when coughing, bending, or lifting heavy items.


Vomiting or Constipation

Vomiting or Constipation if the hernia is blocked.


Heaviness, Pressure, and Fullness

A hernia may cause a feeling of heaviness or pressure in the abdomen or groin, coupled with weakness, fullness, discomfort, and visible bulging, indicating an organ pressing against the muscle.


Acid Reflux or Heartburn

Hiatal hernias lead to acid reflux or heartburn by pushing the stomach into the chest.


Difficulty Swallowing

Difficulty swallowing is a key symptom of hiatal hernias, often with acid reflux.


Why Choose Us

Looking for the best place for hernia surgery in Coimbatore? Look no further. Our hospital offers expert care with experienced surgeons dedicated to your well-being. With state-of-the-art facilities and personalized treatment plans, we ensure optimal outcomes for every patient. Trust us for compassionate care, advanced techniques, and a smooth recovery. Choose us for your hernia surgery and experience the difference.

Laparoscopy Open surgery
Pain Very minimal More Pain
Scar Very Very small Big scar
Blood loss Very Very minimal Yes obviously
Recovery Fast (next day you can resume normal self care works) Usually slower than lap because of bigger wound and pain
Recurrence Very Very rare Incidence of incisional hernias are common

Factors that elevate the risk of developing a hernia

Family History

Having a family history of hernias heightens the likelihood of developing one.


Advanced age, particularly among men, increases the prevalence of hernias.

Surgical scars

Any open surgery scars are potential weak spots for hernia occurrence.

Chronic Constipation and prostate hypertrophy

can elevate abdominal pressure when straining to pass stool, potentially leading to hernias. Similarly prostatic bulge in elderly age results in chronic straining during urination also leads to hernia.


The habit of smoking can weaken tissues and induce coughing, factors that may predispose individuals to hernias.


Ways to Reduce the Risk of Experiencing a Hernia


Maintain A Healthy Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial to alleviate strain on your abdominal muscles.


Eat A Healthy Diet

Consuming a nutritious diet aids in weight management and fortifies your muscles.


Exercise Regularly

Engaging in regular exercise enhances abdominal muscle strength and promotes overall well-being.


Avoid Straining

Steer clear of activities that strain your abdominal muscles, like heavy lifting, exerting force during bowel movements due to Constipation, chronic cough etc.


Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is essential as it weakens tissues and intensifies coughing, factors that can heighten the risk of hernias.


Post delivery

In ladies even after normal delivery, the belly muscles will be weak and cesarean scars are more vulnerable for incisional hernias unless the muscle are strengthened properly.

Causes of Hernia

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Get Answers Of Your Every Single Question

  • How long is Recovery?

    Recovery duration varies based on factors like hernia type, surgery type, age, and health. Usually the day of laparoscopic repair, patient will be mobilized. From next day patient can walk. Within few days they can resume their duties.

  • How long will i have to Stay in the Hospital?

    You can leave the hospital on the next day of surgery in majority of Lap hernia surgeries.

  • Is it Dangerous to Ignore the Hernia?

    Ignoring a hernia can lead to increased size and pain, potentially necessitating immediate surgery if it gets struck(irreducible) or if the blood circulation is compromised to hernial content that is intestine or the tissue surrounding, due to hernial neck compression(strangulated).

  • Difference Between an Open vs laparoscopic Hernia Surgery?

    Open surgery involves an incision for tissue adjustment, resulting in a longer recovery time.

Laparoscopic surgery is less invasive, requiring a small incision and shorter recovery.


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