About Taipei Hernia Center

Expert Team

The core specialist team includes hernia, the Department of Plastic Surgery, Department of Digestive Surgery, Department of Anesthesiology, Department of Radiology, and specialist nurses for complete care before, during, and after surgery.

Professional and highly-experienced personnel offer complete assistance in the service procedure for special care of patients with hernia.

Department of Anesthesiology

During the surgery procedure, the Department of Anesthesiology is responsible for taking care of the patient’s respiration, heartbeat, and blood pressure as well as maintaining a steady state and maintaining patient’s sleep state during the sedation so that there is no pain during the surgery. The sedative is controlled and stabilized by computer to administer the dose, and will not differentiate due to fluctuations in human push rate. During the surgery, the respiration and blood pressure are monitored to reduce the complications of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, and prevent the pressure on the back of the tongue from blocking the respiratory tract, causing problems such as heart arrhythmia.

At present, the complications of anesthesia are nearly zero. The procedure is safe and comfortable, and the surgery is completed after a short nap. After surgery, patients can eat, get out of bed, and urinate on their own.

Local anesthesia operation: The main reason is that the specialist is skilled in hernia surgery, knows how to reduce the tissue damage, does not touch tissue that does not need to be destroyed, and only achieves the required surgery with the correct pathway, thus reducing unnecessary pain and completing it by local anesthesia alone. Since regional anesthesia is not needed, the muscles are not slack during the surgery when intubating anesthetic muscle relaxant and the normal muscle tension can be maintained. A difference in tissue tension of the new muscle structure during the hernioplasty is extremely low, which can greatly reduce the muscle tension pain after surgery.

Department of Radiology

Firstly, this center adopts the diagnostic imaging of the patient’s “standing state.” Standing is conducive to detecting the hernia. When exerting force on the surrounding muscles, the sudden exertion causes the surrounding muscles (hernia) to change.

Normally, it is not easy to identify the hernia when lying down using ultrasound; only the hernia sac and intestinal protrusion can be viewed. Diagnostic imaging with standing can help doctors further understand the thickness of the protruding tissue of the hernia sac and vascular condition, and contribute to the results of surgical planning and evaluation. If the patient finds symptoms of hernia and has different opinions from different doctors, this center can conduct necessary diagnosis and establish the root cause of the problem. For example, if the hernia is small, it generally cannot be viewed by ultrasound. However, if it is painful when force is exerted, it can be a hernia of muscle perforation. The problem can be identified using 3D ultrasound scan while standing.

Department of Digestive Surgery

There are many tissues that are severely sag during hernia surgery, including the small intestine and large intestine. It may require mesenteric excision and intestinal resection and reconstruction, and the digestive surgery is required to assist immediately. Relatively severe hernia, incisional hernia, and severe inguinal hernia may lead to intestinal adhesion problems and a gastrointestinal surgeon is required to take part at the same time.

Department of Plastic Surgery

Hernia itself requires the reconstruction of the body’s muscle structure with the surgical repair. It requires professional assistance from a plastic surgeon for reconstruction. There will be a large defect which includes a larger abdominal wall defect, such as transposition of the rectus abdominis muscle in breast cancer reconstruction surgery (artificial breast). After giving birth, the rectus abdominis muscle of women relaxes. The surgery requires the assistance of a plastic surgeon so that the muscle shape is more complete and skin grafting may be needed.

Exclusive Wards and Nurses

Professional and highly-experienced personnel offer complete assistance in the service procedure for special care of patients with hernia.

Facilities

Providing personalized treatment for individual needs, and assisting every specialist in preoperative diagnosis, evaluation and post-operative care, including:

Providing personalized treatment for individual needs, and assisting every specialist in preoperative diagnosis, evaluation and post-operative care, including:

1) Department of Cardiology (For patients with poor cardiac function and advanced age, the cardiologist should diagnose and establish cardiac function before surgery. Although local anesthetic sedative has the least cardiac load, the cardiologist is still required to adjust the medication and manage the risk for hypnotic-sedation).

2) Department of Metabolism (Diabetes or poor glycemic control which will affect wound healing need to be appropriately controlled)

3) Department of Chest (Hypnotic-sedation in patients undergoing surgery, the increased risk of patients with poor lung function must be monitored appropriately. Patients with allergic rhinitis and cough must be controlled to reduce the pain and recurrence of groin after surgery)

4) Department of Infectious Disease (Reducing cold, rhinitis, and cough)

5) Department of Otorhinolaryngology (Reducing cold, rhinitis, and cough)

6) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (For hernia and gynecological complications, such as uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts, they can be diagnosed together. For treatment evaluation and care in pregnant women)

7) Department of Urology (For patients with prostatic hyperplasia, their chronic over exertion of force on the abdominal wall may cause hernia. They will be treated with medication for urination, reducing the recurrence of hernia. In patients with kidney stones and urethral stones, fasting 8 hours before hernia surgery may cause the stones to relapse and must first be prevented and treated. After surgery, the abdominal wall muscle is reconstructed due to abdominal incision. Postoperative urination will increase the burden on the abdominal muscles, and drugs can assist urination. The urologist can identify the disease, such as the inguinal lymph and tumor in the testis and groin)

8) Department of Neurology (For the burden of hernia surgery in stroke patients, preoperative stroke assessment assists in postoperative stability or assessment of the risk of stroke in patients with relevant concerns)

9) Department of Rheumatology (Evaluation of steroids and immunosuppressive medications, assisting in the use of medications before and after surgery)

10) Department of Nephrology (The use of anticoagulants in dialysis patients may affect reconstruction and repair. Before surgery, assess whether there is a need for artificial omentum reinforcement, antibiotic use and dialysis arrangement, including how to regulate drugs and coordinating the surgery with the number of days of dialysis.)

11) Department of Psychiatry (Psychiatric medication, dementia patients who cannot take care of themselves and need family members or nurses to take care of them and carry out evaluation)

For patients with poor cardiac function and advanced age, the cardiologist should diagnose and establish cardiac function before surgery. Although local anesthetic sedative has the least cardiac load, the cardiologist is still required to adjust the medication and manage the risk for hypnotic-sedation.

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