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Suffering from critical upper abdomen hernia. What i need to do ?

Dear Doctor, I am Rani from India. My mother is about 64 years old and having critical upper abdomen hernia and severe pain. We would like to go for surgery for complete cure. I heard that is upper abdomen surgery is very critical because other organs like lungs, heart are very close and it is very critical. Could please clarify me how far it is critical and how much do we need to careful. Please help me with your expert answers. Thanks in advance, Rani.
Asked On : Sun, 19 Sep 2010
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi welcome to Healthcaremagic

Hi... the patient is needed to be clinically evaluated and examined only then we can comment on the severity of the disease and risk of the surgery... The surgery done will be Mayos hernioplasty.. in which they will use Mesh to support the abdominal wall... which will get fibrosed and join with the muscle and Aponuerosis...
Hope I have answered your question..

Answered: Mon, 29 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Savita Mishra's  Response
Welcome to Healthcaremagic
No worries. Upper abdominal hernia, called epigastric hernia, is in abdominal wall and is FAR away from your critical organs and these organs like heart, lungs etc are separated from abdominal structures by diaphragm .This repair may or may nor require placement of a synthetic mesh depending on the size of the hernia.
So relax. It is as safe as lower abdominal wall hernia.
Take care.
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