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Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt am Main

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
1044
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
4426
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1101
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
5926
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

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
1131
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
5952
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich offers a wide range of medical services. Special focuses include gastroenterology, oncology, general, abdominal and vascular surgery.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1118
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
6035
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Grevenbroich
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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
1111
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
5960
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

The University Hospital Würzburg has been an institution of public law since 2006. It supports the Faculty of Medicine in its research and teaching. As the center of maximum medical care, the University Hospital provides its services to the region with 1,5 million people.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1102
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
5900
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Würzburg
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Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1118
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
5966
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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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
1125
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
6000
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

ATOS Clinic Heidelberg

10/10 from 23 Votes

Founded in 1991, the ATOS Clinic Heidelberg combines top-quality service and cutting-edge medicine. It keeps track of the latest scientific developments and contributes to the development of new treatments.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1293
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
7461
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Auguste-Victoria Hospital, has special expertise and received international recognition in the field of Urology, especially in the treatment of prostate cancer and also Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology and other directions.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1203
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
6563
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UHH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1107
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
5885
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle
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St. Anna Hospital Herne

9.5/10 from 7 Votes

The St. Anna Hospital Herne belongs to the St.  Elisabeth Group - Catholic clinics Rhine/Ruhr. The Hospital is equipped with modern high-tech equipment and offers innovative treatment techniques.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1087
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
5602
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Herne
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University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

The Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1173
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
6426
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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Academic Hospital Harlaching Munich

9.2/10 from 32 Votes

The Academic Hospital Harlaching is an emergency medical care facility offering top-class service. With about 700 beds, the hospital treats about 32,000 patients every year.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1085
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
5633
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10 from 23 Votes

The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden provides top-class medical care. As the Hospital of maximum care, it covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine.

Diagnostic tests for epigastric hernia
1299
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
7336
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Dresden
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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
1125
Laparoscopic surgery with alloplastic mesh implant for epigastric hernia
5932
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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