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 Specialist in surgery and gastroenterological surgery Book an appointment
Juuti Anne Surgery and gastroenterology surgery specialist Book an appointment
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
Wed 20.12.
08:20
20 min
Railo Mikael
Specialist in vascular surgery and gastroenterological surgery
Eira Medical Centre
Wed 20.12.
08:40
20 min
Railo Mikael
Specialist in vascular surgery and gastroenterological surgery
Eira Medical Centre
Wed 20.12.
09:35
20 min
Railo Mikael
Specialist in vascular surgery and gastroenterological surgery
Eira Medical Centre
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Price list
Hernia operations Price  
Appointment with a specialist in gastroenterology
from 84 €  
Procedures and operations Price Eira Terveystili*
Umbilical hernia surgery from 2684 €  230,60 €/month
Groin hernia surgery from 4015 €  341,50 €/month
An administrative fee of 16,95 € is added. Prices do not include laboratory or X-ray examinations.
* Eira Terveystili: e.g. with a 12 months interest installment (includes arrangement and administration fees 83 €).