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Ventral Hernia - Dubai Hernia Surgery Clinic

What it's like to have Ventral Hernia?

Hernias can happen to any place in your body, and they are named after the place they were found in. A Ventral Hernia looks like a swelling in the abdominal wall muscles, almost at the midline of your abdomen, which increases when coughing or doing some intense muscle exercise. In case the Ventral Hernia is strangled, this requires a more invasive procedure to do hernia repair.  

Why does it happen?

Usually, it occurs in the shape of a protrusion of abdominal contents, such as peritoneal membrane, abdominal fat, or intestine tissues, through a weakness in the abdominal wall muscles.

This happens due to a defect usually at Linea alba (a single midline fibrous line in the anterior abdominal wall formed by the median fusion of the layers of the rectus sheath medial to the bilateral rectus abdominal muscles), that is attached to the xiphoid process of the sternum and the pubic symphysis.

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Ventral Hernia symptoms look like this:

  • Swelling in the abdomen increases when standing up or coughing.
  • Accompanied by abdominal discomfort.
  • In case an inguinal hernia is incarcerated and the tissue becomes stuck in the groin and isn’t reducible, which means that it can’t be pushed back into place.
In case a strangled inguinal hernia is strangled, this means that it's a serious medical condition that requires conducting a hernia surgery. Our laparoscopic surgeon at DRHC has wide experience in the treatment of 

Strangulated inguinal hernias happen when some of the intestinal tissue is trapped tightly in an opening in the abdominal wall, and its blood flow gets cut off. Its symptoms would be like:
  • severe pain
  • fever
  • rough, swollen, reddish bulging
  • nausea or vomiting
  • inability to defecate or pass gases

In case such symptoms occur, you'll have to visit the emergency department immediately.

Risk Factors: 

There are many risk factors for Ventral Hernia, such as:

  • Obesity
  • Age, which is the main cause of muscle weakness
  • Pregnancy
  • Ascites
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Stressful physical activity
  • Connective tissue disease


A Ventral Hernia is diagnosed through:
  • Careful clinical examination
  • Ultrasound on the abdomen to confirm the diagnosis
  • A CT scan of the abdomen might be required in some rare cases.
  • MRI scan on the abdomen.


Ventral hernia repair is surgical, and it can be done either through:

  • Laparoscopic hernia repair with mesh, which is a minimally invasive surgery.
  • Open surgery for specific cases

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Our Hernia Surgery Clinic at DRHC provides the best Laparoscopic Surgeon in Dubai, with wide experience in Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery, Inguinal Hernia surgery, Umbilical Hernia surgery, Hiatal Hernia Surgery, Hernia repair with mesh, and much more.