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Epigastric hernia: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

If you or your baby have/has epigastric hernia, do not be frightened. This condition can be treated over the course of several days. Just go to the doctor as soon as you notice strange protrusion in the area of your belly.

Below, methods of epigastric hernia treatments are listed. By clicking on the search results, not only will you be able to find the most suitable clinics and the best specialists in this field, you will also be able to find out how much such treatments cost and book the program you are interested in online.      

Booking Health offers the following options of treatment for this diagnosis.

Diagnostic
Price from
1707.00
Laparoscopic surgery with mesh implant
Price from
6683.00
General therapeutic rehabilitation
Price from
501.00

Best hospitals for Epigastric hernia treatment

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location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid


With 900 beds and approximately 2,050 employees in two branches, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is one of the larger hospital institutions in Essen.

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location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Waldbrоl

District Hospital Waldbröl Oberberg


The Waldbröl District Hospital has the state-of-the-art medical equipment and is the certified Cancer Center. The key goal of the Hospital is to provide patients with a competent individual medical care and nursing.

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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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