Inguinal HernInguinal Hernia:
In most cases, patients can delay surgery for months, years, or even choose not to have one at all, however we usually recommend treatment as it prevents a rare but dangerous condition called “Strangulation”.
If the hernia cannot be pushed back into the belly, it could be a sign of “strangulation” meaning that contents of the hernia are trapped in the abdominal wall, cutting off the blood flow to the trapped tissue. Although this is very rare, it is a life threatening condition, therefore, patients who choose to delay surgery are advised to look out for strangulation symptoms and check with their doctor regularly.
Symptoms of strangulation include nausea or vomiting, fever, sudden intensifying pain, and a hernia bulge that turns red, purple or dark.
There are several surgical options for treating a hernia, Doctor Oweira recommends a minimally invasive procure called TAPP
During TAPP operations, a surgeon will make three small incisions near the navel; a camera is pushed through one of them, and surgical equipment through the other two incisions. Guided by the camera a surgeon will carefully remove the hernia sac and place a synthetic mesh over the opening then close it with sutures.
Most hernias are related to congenital defects that makes us susceptible to an inguinal hernia. we can, however, reduce the risk of one by reducing strain on the abdominal muscles and tissues. Some tips for that include:
– Maintaining a healthy weight.
– Emphasizeing high-fiber foods.
– Lifting heavy objects carefully or avoid heavy lifting.
– Quiting smoking.
Key advantage of robot-assisted surgeries is making minimally invasive operations more possible, instead of big incisions, tiny cuts are enough to insert the robotic arms and carry out the work, smaller cuts mean faster recovery times and lesser risks of infections and other complications.
Medicine and Fashion:
If you have ever been to a hospital, or have a liking for medical TV shows you have probably noticed that medical professionals of all disciplines tend to wear unified scrubs of different colors.
Medical staff usually follow the guidelines of hospitals they are a part of and do not have much of a choice about what color they wear. Hospitals often use different scrub colors for different professions making it easier to know someone’s specialty simply by the color they are wearing, and while there is no universal color code for hospitals, a most common theme is blue and green.
A probable reason why blue and green are so common in the medical world of fashion is that they neutralize the color of blood, blood stains on blue or green fabric turn dark and almost black which is less disturbing then a bright red stain.
For surgeons these shades of colors provide a contrast to the vibrant red of blood and organs, looking at one color for too long can fatigue the eye, so using a contrasting color with red helps surgeons rest their eyes and maintain a clear vision throughout the operation, especially in long procedures that may last for several hours.