Intestine and anus(Hernia)

Minimally invasive day surgery of inguinal hernia (prolapse) performed by an inguinal hernia specialist at a clinic with top experience in Japan 


Dr. Yoshiriro Ikeda supervised this article. 

He is managing chairperson and director of the Gi clinic specialized for day surgery of inguinal hernia in Okayama Prefecture. Dr. Ikeda is Board Certified Surgeon of Japan Surgical Society.  

What are the symptoms of an inguinal hernia? 

Generally referred to as “prolapse,” this is a condition in which the intestines or other organs protrude between the muscles of the groin (the part at the base of the leg), causing bulging and pain in the groin. If you have a bulge in the inguinal region that disappears when you press on it with your hand, if you feel some discomfort in your lower abdomen, if you sometimes feel pain, or if you feel tension or discomfort in your abdomen, you may suspect an inguinal hernia. 

Inguinal hernia is a benign disease, but it is dangerous to leave untreated.

One in three men is said to suffer from inguinal hernia. It is often thought to be a benign disease and not life-threatening, but if the prolapsed intestine is unable to return to its original position, the intestine, constricted by the prolapsed exit, will lose blood flow, rot and rupture. If the intestinal contents leak through the ruptured part and spread throughout the abdomen, peritonitis can occur, requiring emergency surgery. In addition, a delayed response can be life-threatening.  

Can hernia band compression improve prolapse conditions? 

Although hernia bands and other tools can be used to compress the prolapsed bowel, this is only temporary, and the bowel will prolapse as soon as the pressure is released. The disease of inguinal hernia cannot be cured by natural cure or medication, and the only way to cure it completely is surgery. 

Surgery for inguinal hernia 

Inguinal hernia surgery is a minimally invasive and safe procedure using a laparoscope and is a day surgery.  

The common laparoscopic hernia repair TEP procedure involves three incisions in the lower abdomen. The clinics referred by EAJ offer the SILS-TEP method, which is a single incision laparoscopic technique requiring only one incision (in the navel), with less burden on the patient’s body. The surgery takes less than an hour, and the postoperative stay is about two hours, and the patient can walk out of the hospital the same day.  

There are very few specialists and medical institutions for inguinal hernia. EAJ introduces a clinic which has performed more than 5,700 cases since its opening, with only one case of recurrence, performing the largest number of surgical procedures in Japan.

Please contact EAJ if a foreign national seeks treatment in Japan.、