COMMON SYMPTOMS

  • Pain or contraction in the area of the hernia when straining or standing.
  • A visible bulge in the abdomen.

In general, hernias appear for the first time when you lift something or strain yourself. The commonest hernias are inguinal (groin) hernias and umbilical (navel) hernias.

WHEN IS SURGERY REQUIRED?

Hernias that do not give any symptoms do not necessarily require treatment. A hernia can only be repaired with an operation; medication and self-care do not help.
A hernia operation involves the weak point being strengthened, currently this is almost always done using a hernia mesh, and the hernia sac is removed.

The surgical method, either open or laparoscopic surgery, is always decided on the basis of the patient. Open surgery is performed with either local or general anaesthetic, while laparoscopic surgery is preferably performed with the patient under general anaesthetic.

AFTER THE OPERATION

The recovery depends on where the hernia was located, the surgical technique and how large the hernia was. It is desirable for the patient to become mobile as soon as possible after the surgery.

If the hernia was large, a truss is worn for 4–6 weeks following the surgery, otherwise there are no limitations on how much the patient can lift.

The surgical wound is closed with stitches that either dissolve themselves or are removed. Following a hernia operation, the patient is off work for 1–3 weeks.

EIRA HOSPITAL’S SURGEONS THAT PERFORM hernia operations
Carpelan-Holmström_Monika.jpg Carpelan-Holmström Monika Specialist in surgery and gastroenterological surgery Book an appointment
Saarinen_Tuure.jpg Saarinen Tuure Gastrointestinal Surgeon Book an appointment
Scheinin_Tom.jpg Scheinin Tom Specialist in surgery and gastroenterological surgery Book an appointment

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EXPERIENCED SURGEONS AND MODERN METHODS


Eira Hospital’s experienced surgeons perform operations with the help of the latest methods. An appointment at the clinic and surgery are arranged quickly.

If you want, you can spend the night in Eira Hospital’s comfortable in-patient unit, where our professional staff will take good care of you.

Next available appointments
Thu 18.8.
18:00
30 min
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Saarinen Tuure
Gastrointestinal Surgeon
Eira Medical Centre
Thu 18.8.
18:30
30 min
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Saarinen Tuure
Gastrointestinal Surgeon
Eira Medical Centre
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Price list
Gastroenterological operations Price  
Appointment with a specialist in gastroenterology 20 min from 100 €  
 
Specialists
   
Carpelan-Holmström Monika, Specialist in surgery and gastroenterological surgery
Saarinen Tuure, Gastrointestinal Surgeon
Scheinin Tom, Specialist in surgery and
   
Procedures and operations Price Eiran Terveystili*
Umbilical hernia surgery 3560 € 300,60 €/month
Labaroscopic inguinal hernia repair 5833 € 490 €/month
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy 5249 € 441,30 €/month
An outpatient clinic fee 20,90 € is added to the price of the appointment. Comission fee 8,90 € is added to remote appointments. Kanta-fee 2,10 € will be charged from every appointment that involves saving information to the Kanta archive.
* Eira Terveystili: e.g. with a 12 months interest installment (includes administration fees 46,80 €).
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