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Epigastric hernia: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

This page shows the best clinics for the treatment of "Epigastric hernia". Our rating of healthcare facilities is formed according to the official data on the quality of rendered services. You can contact us for help in choosing the clinic suitable for your medical case. Our service managers will contact the representatives of the chosen medical institution, reserve both hospital place and make a doctor's appointment for you. Also, we will accompany you at all stages of your treatment - from assistance in obtaining a visa to transfer from the clinic to the airport.

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University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1389
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
5505
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen at the Goethe University Frankfurt

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen at the Goethe University Frankfurt was founded in 1985 by the world-famous professor Dr. Carl von Noorden and Dr. Edouard Lampe. At that time it was Germany's first medical institution specializing in the treatment of diabetes.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1282
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
4323
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
0.00
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
0.00
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1395
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
5499
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

ATOS Fleetinsel Clinic Hamburg

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Fleetinsel Clinic Hamburg is one of the leading German clinics specializing in orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. Located on the historical Fleetinsel in Hamburg, the clinic is renowned for many years of experience and expertise. Spinal, joint and foot surgeries are the main orthopedic focuses for the clinic.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1388
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
5448
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10 from 33 Votes

The University Hospital Oldenburg is the Teaching Hospital of the University of Oldenburg. It offers a wide range of medical services that meet the highest medical standards. The hospital has 832 beds.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1345
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
5127
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Oldenburg

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10 from 51 Votes

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by a tight integration of patient care with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
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Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
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location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Erlangen

About the disease

Epigastric hernia is a protrusion of an epigastric tissue when abdominal wall becomes weak. It can develop in adults who suffer from obesity. Long-term weight lifting which creates constant pressure on the central part of abdomen can also contribute to the development of epigastric hernia. In some cases, pregnancy can cause epigastric hernia, especially if a woman is pregnant with a big baby or carries twins.

Epigastric hernia is also common in newborn babies, whose abdominal muscles not developed very well. In most cases, this condition resolves on its own after abdominal muscles of a child become stronger. In some cases, however, this condition can cause unpleasant feeling and thus requires surgical intervention. Umbilical hernia, which is another common type of this condition among newborns, is similar in its manifestations, although it develops near belly button, whereas epigastric hernia develops in the area between the belly button and the chest.

Epigastric hernia is usually of a very small size and becomes visible only if a child is crying and tries to move his/her bowel. Very often it does not manifest any symptoms, as protrusion is so small and child does not feel it. Usually epigastric hernia resolves on its own until a child is 1 to 2 years old.

Epigastric hernia needs to be resolved surgically if a person develops strangulated hernia, which is a condition when tissue that protrudes forward is deprived of blood for a long time. In this case a protrusion can become deep red in colour and this dead tissue needs to be removed in order to prevent infection.

Symptoms

  • Visible protrusion near navel
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pain during bowel movement
  • Dizziness

Diagnosis

  • Diagnosis is usually done during a general examination. An adult patient is asked to move in different positions in order for a protrusion to become visible. A baby is also placed in different position to make hernia visible.
  • In some cases, abdominal ultrasound is ordered to examine the abdominal cavity of a patient and rule out other possible complications. 

Treatment

  • Laparoscopic surgery with mesh implant is a minimally invasive surgery, used to push the hernia back to its proper position. After that, a mesh graft is used primarily to close the hole and keep the muscle inside the hernia sac, preventing it from protruding again. This mesh implant keeps hernia sac closed without sutures which is an advantage.
  • Resection may be used in case a person developed strangulated hernia and dead tissue needs to be eliminated to prevent necrosis. 

 




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