The Hernia Surgery Center at GMS Hospital specializes in the treatment of all types of hernias, including postoperative and recurrent hernias. We also treat complications of hernioplasty procedures carried out by other medical institutions. Our specialists use the latest surgical techniques and technologies with the best outcomes; primarily non-tensioned hernioplasty using modern mesh implants and suture material.
Abdominal hernias are mostly caused by reduced muscle elasticity and a weakening of the connective tissue membrane of the abdominal cavity, and for this reason conservative treatments are completely ineffective. Neither bandages nor physiotherapy can help strengthen the abdominal wall or close the openings through which internal organs may protrude.
The only effective treatment method is surgery. At GMS Hospital we treat abdominal hernias using non-tensioned hernioplasty, which provides the following benefits:
Hernias are dangerous due to their tendency to clamp shut, which can lead to the tissue death of internal organs. Thanks to the latest microsurgical techniques, hernias can be eradicated in just one hour. After 6 weeks, the patient can return to a normal life, forgetting about the problem forever.
At the Hernia Center we perform safe and effective operations to correct all types of hernias. Our specialists work in full compliance with international standards and treatment protocols, using the most advanced approaches to ensure the best patient outcomes.
The surgeons at the Hernia Center are experienced doctors of the highest category, with PhD or post-doctorate degrees. At GMS Hospital, patients can be assured of the following:
GMS Hospital combines a modern diagnostic facility with a state-of-the-art surgical center. The clinic boasts a surgical ward with three operating suites, designed to the highest standards of safety and sterility, as well as an intensive care unit and an inpatient facility with comfortable rooms.
The Hernia Center at GMS Hospital specializes in the treatment of abdominal hernias of any location. Our specialists successfully treat the following:
The use of advanced microsurgery technologies allows our doctors to achieve excellent surgical outcomes without the risk of postoperative complications or recurrence of the disorder.
GMS Hospital surgeons make extensive use of the latest surgical techniques for hernia treatment - non-tensioned hernioplasty using mesh implants from leading manufacturers. Depending on the clinical case, operations can be performed using the following methods:
The selection of the treatment method depends on various factors such as the general health of the patient, the existence of complications, and the type, size and location of the hernia.
Hernias of the abdomen and groin area are among the most common medical conditions which require surgery. In the operation, called hernioplasty, surgeons implant a special mesh endoprosthesis to strengthen the hernial area while eliminating tension on surrounding tissues.
This is the least traumatic treatment option, and is practically free of the risk of postoperative complications.
Hernia repair using mesh has a number of undisputed advantages:
Remember - the larger the hernial protrusion becomes, the greater the scope of the surgical intervention required. Therefore, do not put off a consultation with a specialist if you discover the symptoms of a hernia.
The main clinical indication of a hernia is a bulge or protrusion in the abdomen, groin, or scrotum that increases with physical exertion and decreases or disappears when the person is lying down. As the stage of the disorder progresses, discomfort increases and the following symptoms appear:
Hernias are dangerous in that they have a high risk of causing pinching, leading to impaired blood circulation in tissues, tissue death, and the development of peritonitis and even sepsis. Do not postpone a visit to the doctor - sign up for a consultation with a hernia specialist if you have any of the above symptoms. Early diagnosis and proper treatment is the best way to avoid complications!
Even the least traumatic operations cause stress to the body, and patients need time for recovery. Depending on the specific hernia operation, patients generally spend between one and three days in the inpatient facility before going home. During the first several days after surgery the following may be observed:
These symptoms are a completely normal reaction to the surgery, and typical at the initial stage of the recovery period. The level of discomfort and intensity of the pain depends on the type of operation performed. After laparoscopy the healing process is faster, because instead of stitches only a few small punctures remain.
The full recovery period takes about six weeks. During this time:
Surgeons at GMS Hospital take an individualized approach to each patient's treatment. Our doctors carefully monitor each stage of therapy, and after the operation they perform the necessary recovery and rehabilitation procedures aimed at a speedy return to health and a normal, active lifestyle.
There is no need to despair if you have been diagnosed with a hernia. An operation performed in time will lead to a full recovery, and allow you to enjoy life without pain or discomfort. The sooner you see a doctor, the sooner you will forget about the troubles caused by the hernia. Sign up for a consultation with a surgeon by phone or online.
I am writing to you, on behalf of my wife Helen and myself, to thank all the staff of GMS clinic for the help and support you gave us during our stay in Moscow.
Since, I am ashamed that admit that I speak no Russian, I hope that you will be willing to translate this for the members of the GMS staff who do not speak English.
My own doctor seems pleased with the progress I am making. I still have a dressing on one of the wounds where the stitches may have been removed prematurely before I left the clinic but the others are fine and healing well.
Being ill and requiring surgery in another country will always be something of an ordeal, but the calm reassuring atmosphere in the GMS clinic did much to make us feel better about the experience. The administrative staff at reception was kind as well as efficient and their efforts on our behalf are something that we will never forget. We would also like to thank the cooks for the excellent food they prepared. We regret that we did not get the opportunity to meet them but we greatly appreciated their efforts and, after almost a week without normal food, I particularly enjoyed being able to choose from their extensive menu. Please forgive me for not always doing justice to the meals served but it has taken some time for my appetite to return to normal. We would also like to thank the room attendants for serving our meals so well and keeping our room so clean and tidy. Just as important for us, when so far from home, was that they always did so with a gracious smile. We looked forward to their visits and would like to thank them for being so remarkably patient when we tried to talk to them. We would also like to thank the several kind nurses who cared for me so diligently. I do not believe that I could not have enjoyed more attentive nursing anywhere else in the world and will never forget you. The several doctors who attended me at various stages also need to be thanked. I am grateful to them all but hope that they will forgive me for singling out Dr Constantin Dimitri for a particular mention. His patience, as he explained to me so well in English both what was happening to my body following the operation, and what he and the rest of the medical team were doing - and why – was particularly appreciated and helpful to me during my recovery.
Many, many thanks to you all.
Many thanks to Dr. Oleg Sergeevich Abramov, who performed a surgery and helped me cure a severe case of odontogenic sinusitis.
Dr. Abramov is extremely competent and polite, a true professional with a rare set of skills. I have already recommended him to a colleague of mine and will recommend again.
Dr Alexey Rykunov, MD
Head of Trauma and Orthopedics department
Global Medical Systems
Greetings from South Africa,
This is a follow up to our recent stay at GMS where my wife Merle Step had a complete Hip replacement by you recently.
She stood up to the return trip to South Africa very well and is able move around with the aid of a walker without difficulty. I took her to our local General Practitioner on Friday, with all your reports and X-Ray plates. He commented that he was very happy with the excellent procedures that you carried out and felt that she was in excellent professional hands while at GMS. He has referred her to an orthopedic surgeon for a final checkup and stitch removal. Also she is to go to Physo for further manipulation.
From both of us we cannot express our gratitude enough for the professional service, helpful administrative as well as nursing staff that attended to our needs while at GMS. We will always look back and always remember the Russian people for their friendly assistance to two complete strangers from another part of the world. In turn Russia will always be in our hearts and we will be good Ambassadors for your great country and federation.
Please pass on our greetings and thanks to a few that I remember by names, if I have left anyone out I apologies.
Irina Boeva Chief Medical Coordinator
Denis Sidorchuk Medical Coordinator
Ronnie Pangilinan Physo
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in your chosen profession and GMS does get global worldwide recognition as an intuition of repute.
Best of luck
Anthony and Merle Step
I want to thank you all so much for making my stay in hospital so bearable. You are all so professional and dedicated and it was a pleasure to spend time with you all even under those unusual circumstances.
I am now home and being cared for by my family as well as my own doctor so all is as well. Hopefully I will be up and about soon.
Once again, many thanks and suffice to say, I will never forget you and your staff did for me.
Best wishes always.
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