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Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from23 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 inguinal hernia
1065
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
5794
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
4306
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from38 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 inguinal hernia
1119
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
6545
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
5884
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from14 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 inguinal hernia
1136
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
6575
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
5923
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich

10/10 from23 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 inguinal hernia
1138
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
6436
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
5907
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Grevenbroich
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Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from23 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 inguinal hernia
1135
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
6455
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
5851
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10 from38 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 inguinal hernia
1109
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
6438
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
5933
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Würzburg
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Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from43 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 inguinal hernia
1107
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
6506
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
5922
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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ATOS Fleetinsel Clinic Hamburg

10/10 from23 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 inguinal hernia
1126
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
6500
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
5943
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

ATOS Clinic Heidelberg

10/10 from23 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 inguinal hernia
1302
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
9079
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
7401
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from23 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 inguinal hernia
1177
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
7114
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
6473
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10 from78 Votes

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

Diagnostic tests for inguinal hernia
1140
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
6442
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
5957
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle
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St. Anna Hospital Herne

9.5/10 from7 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 inguinal hernia
1081
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
6233
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
5615
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Herne
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University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from40 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 inguinal hernia
1194
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
7068
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
6482
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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Academic Hospital Harlaching Munich

9.2/10 from32 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 inguinal hernia
1091
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
6130
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
5620
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10 from23 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 inguinal hernia
1298
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
9058
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
7278
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Dresden
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University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10 from51 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 inguinal hernia
1100
Bilateral inguinal hernia treatment with lichtenstein plastic mesh insertion or plastic transabdominal preperitoneal repair
6509
Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair
5967
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Erlangen

About the disease

Inguinal hernia is a protrusion of intestines in the inguinal canal, which is located in the abdomen. Inguinal hernia occurs when tissues of intestines become weak and protrude forward, developing the bulge which can be visible. This bulge can cause considerable pain, especially when a person is physically active or when he/she tries to pick something up from the floor. The pain can also be exacerbated when a person is coughing or lifts weights.

Inguinal hernia is not considered to be a very dangerous condition, although it is known to cause certain complications if not treated on time. This disease is more common in men than in women.

Inguinal hernia is usually caused by congenital or acquired gap in inguinal canal. This condition is most common in children. There are two types of inguinal hernia: unilateral and bilateral. In the first type hernia protrudes only from one side, while in second - from both. The second type is more dangerous. Inguinal hernia is very rare in adults and children over 10 years. In babies it can be caused by premature birth, when their initial weight is lower than 2 kg.

Some inguinal hernias do not cause any symptoms. A person sometimes does not even know about its existence. In other cases inguinal hernia can be visible and even felt as a bulge, which becomes more apparent when a person is standing up. Usually when a person is lying down bulge disappears. If it is very big and causes discomfort, a person needs to push it back or to adjust his/her body, so that abdomen is higher than head.    

Symptoms

  • Bulge
  • Twitching where the bulge is
  • Pain or discomfort in the groin
  • Feeling of heaviness and pressure in the groin
  • Weakness
  • Pain and swelling in the scrotum
  • Bulge can change its color to the red, yellow or green
  • Fever
  • Pain in the testicles in males

Diagnosis

  • During the general examination a doctor will examine the bulge and determine its nature. Since hernia is more obvious when a person is standing and coughing, he/she can be asked to stand and try to cough during the examination. A doctor also examines protrusion by extensive palpation.
  • An ultrasound of the scrotum and abdomen can be performed additionally to obtain clear image of hernial sac.
  • Ultrasound can estimate size, position and type of inguinal hernia.

Treatment

  • Endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic reconstruction is a minimally invasive surgery, which is performed through small incision in the groin to push back the protrusion into the place.
  • Lichtenstein surgery or transabdominal preperitoneal plastic reconstruction is an open-repair surgery, which is tension-free and which usually reconstructs the hernial sac and pushes back the protrusion. If hernial sac is irreversibly damaged, a surgeon can remove it.  



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