Ventral Hernia Repair at ALSA Pakistan

Ventral hernia refers to a common non-inguinal, non-hiatal defect in the abdomen wall. People from all age groups, men or women, are equally prone to the condition. The prevalence of the abdominal wall hernia varies across different countries, from 100 to 300 in 100000 every year. Depending on the cause, it may develop quickly over a long period. Irrespective of the severity of the condition, you can trust ALSA Pakistan for the best treatment for ventral hernia repair and a Hiatal hernia.

What is ventral hernia ICD 10? 

Like other hernia types, the ventral hernia refers to the protruding of the intestines or fat out of the weakened abdominal muscles. Whereas, according to WHO, ventral hernia ICD 10 relates to the hernias without any obstruction or gangrene. The ventral hernia occurs explicitly along the midline of the abdomen. Ventral hernias may be congenital. However, the other risk factors for a ventral hernia include pregnancy, weight gain, weightlifting, age, injuries to the bowel, frequent severe coughing, constipation etc. Furthermore, the ventral hernias may also be an aftereffect of abdominal surgery. 

Ventral hernia types 

There are the following ventral hernia types concerning where is ventral hernia located.

1: Umbilical hernias

It is one of the most common hernias that appears as a bulge near the navel or belly button. 

2: Incisional hernia

Approximately 10% of the patients who have already undergone abdominal surgery suffer from incisional hernia at the incision site. 

3: Epigastric hernia  

Small and challenging to diagnose epigastric hernias bulge out above the navel below the breastbone, primarily the stomach area. Such ventral hernia types mainly comprise the fatty tissue. 

4: Parastomal hernia

Parastomal hernias are attributed to the patients who have undergone colostomy, ileostomy or any other stoma. Stoma refers to the intestines sutured to the skin. It would require proper ventral hernia repair, or the surgeon would move the suture to another position. In such cases, stoma reversal is recommended. 

5: Spigelian hernia

Ventral hernias occur in the lower abdomen, such as below the belly button to stomach side.  

Whichever ventral hernia type you are suffering from, we promise you the best Ventral hernia repair surgery in Pakistan.


In some cases, the patients exhibit any signs of discomfort during the early stage of hernia. The first symptom of ventral hernia is usually a visible bulge under the skin at one of the locations mentioned above. However, once you have understood what is ventral hernia, you can easily spot the ventral hernia symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms of ventral hernia include an increasing sensation of pain while.

  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Straining during urination or the bowel movement
  • Sitting or standing for long periods

On the other hand, ventral hernia repair would be necessary if the patient feels severe abdominal pain due to the trapped intestine in the abdominal wall. In such cases, the condition may worsen due to strangulation of the intestine and consequent loss of blood supply.

Best Ventral hernia repair in Pakistan


The well-qualified health experts at ALSA Pakistan, having international experience, conduct just the apt diagnosis and recommend the best suitable ventral hernia recovery strategy. The diagnosis may include: The candidate’s history check for surgery

  • Physical exam of the abdominal area
  • Ultrasound
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan 
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Ventral hernia treatment 

Ventral hernias require proper treatment; they just don’t go away on their own. However, if left untreated, the hernias may worsen, such as strangulation of the intestine. By now, the experts suggest ventral hernia surgery as the only promising treatment to resolve the condition. The surgery aims to restore the abdominal wall's tone & shape and bring the muscles back to their correct position. Hence, the abdominal tissue won't have any incidence of bulging out of the abdominal wall again. Depending upon various factors, the suroegn suggest the treatment such as.

  • The current medical condition
  • Cause
  • Age of the candidate
  • Size & contour of the abdominal wall
  • Skin to be used for repair
  • Presence of any infection

Our expert surgeons at ALSA Pakistan will recommend one of the following options for ventral he hernia surgery.

Open hernia repair:

The surgeon makes an open incision pushes the abdomen tissues back, inserts a mesh material to strengthen the wall, and closes the skin with the stitches. 

Laparoscopic hernia repair:

In contrast to the open surgery, during the laparoscopic surgery, Dr Tahir Yunus makes minimally invasive incisions to insert the laparoscope and insert the mesh material to support the abdominal wall.

Indeed, the only difference in both procedures for ventral hernia repair is the size of the incision and the lower risk of infection.