WHAT IS THE HITECH HERNIA TREATMENT PROGRAM ?
The Hitech Hernia Treatment Program is an advanced hernia treatment procedure pioneered by doctors at Ramakrishna Hospitals, Bangalore.
It comprises advanced hernia surgery techniques, state-of-the-art hernia devices and indigenously developed physiotherapy protocols, all designed to heal hernias rapidly with minimum pain and recurrence.
Most patients can walk immediately after surgery, are discharged in a day, and report little or no pain over time.
As a specialized wing of Ramakrishna Hospitals Bangalore, the Hitech Hernia Centre has access to world class medical facilities and 24×7 patient care. It is headed by experienced surgeons trained in hernia hospitals in Europe.
The Hitech Hernia Treatment Program has evolved over four decades and 5000+ surgeries, to become one of India’s best hernia treatment programs today – on par with international standards in hernia care.
The Hitech Hernia Centre is South India’s first CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR HERNIA SURGERY, as recognised by ETHICON (A JOHNSON & JOHNSON company).
HITECH HERNIA SURGERY TECHNIQUES
Fewer cuts, lesser pain, faster healing.
Two-port Ventral Laparoscopy
A specialised laparoscopic technique that requires skilled surgeons and delivers very effective results. A video-assisted procedure performed through tiny cuts (5mm) in the body, it is the procedure of choice for laparoscopic hernia surgery at the HHC.
We also specialize in open hernia surgery.
Hernia Surgery under Local Anaesthesia
Our techniques enable us to perform hernia surgery under Local Anaesthesia, eliminating many of the risks associated with general/spinal/epidural anaesthesia.
Patients recover much faster, both physically and mentally.
Stitch-free Hernia Mesh Fixation
We use high-strength gel-based adhesive technologies to fix the hernia mesh inside the body, in both laparoscopic and open hernia surgery.
This minimises internal tissue damage and accelerates healing.
Stitch-free Wound Closure
In laparoscopic hernia surgery, we use an adhesive gel to close the external wound.
Compared to stitches/staples, it leaves no scars, heals faster and does not require additional visits to the doctor for staple removal.
STATE OF THE ART HERNIA MESH DEVICES
Prevents chronic pain and minimises recurrence
Mesh devices in Hernia surgery
The choice of a hernia mesh is an extremely crucial aspect of hernia surgery.
The commonly-used meshes in India are ‘heavyweight’, single-layer meshes. These tend to move and harden over time, often causing discomfort, pain and recurrence.
3D, Lightweight Hernia Meshes
Our surgeons use 3D and LIGHTWEIGHT mesh devices, the meshes of choice among hernia surgeons internationally.
The benefits include:
- Lesser chronic pain after surgery (lightweight meshes remain soft over time)
- Lower chances of hernia recurrence (3D meshes bind from all directions)
INDIGENOUS PHYSIOTHERAPY PROTOCOLS
The Hernia Recurrence Prevention Program
The Hernia Recurrence Prevention Program was developed in-house at the Hitech Hernia Centre, Bangalore.
Designed by experienced physiotherapists in consultation with surgeons, the program lays out a series of exercises (and optional assisted Physiotherapy sessions) designed towards strengthening specific muscles to prevent hernia recurrence after surgery.
Pre-operative Physiotherapy (POPT)
The POPT Protocol is a series of exercises designed to strengthen some patients before hernia surgery, to improve surgery results.
Dr.Rajeev Premnath, Chief Hernia Surgeon
MBBS MS FIAGES FMAS FICS FACS
General & Laparoscopic Surgeon, Endoscopist
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Fellow of the International College of Surgeons
- Fellow of the European Board of Surgery
- Association of Surgeons of India
- Asia Pacific Hernia Society
- European Institute of TeleSurgery
- Fellow of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons
- 3D Mesh Technologies at Day Hospital, Venice Mestre, Italy
- Laparoscopy at Essen General Hospital, Germany
- Minimal Access Surgery at IRCAD – European Institute of TeleSurgery, France
- SILS – Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery at National University of Health, Singapore
- Stapled haemorrhoidopexy (MIPH) training at Singapore General Hospital