New technique to treat hernia

Kathmandu, June 4:

As part of technology transfer in the medical field, the National Academy of Medical Science (NAMS) today organised a one-day workshop on “hernia repair” with minimal invasive procedure at Bir Hospital.

Dr Anadi Acharya, associate professor of SSKM Hospital, Kolkata carried out two operations for inguinal hernia this morning, which was telecast live to 60 doctors and NAMS students. “It is an effective and steadfast technique of hernia repair, relatively new in the country. So, we would like it to be introduced to other doctors of the country,” said Prof Manohar Lal Shrestha, chief consultant, department of surgery at NAMS.

Tirth Bahadur Tamang and Shree Krishna Shahi, from Kathmandu benefited from the operation. Ethicon Johnson and Johnson, the exclusive producer of hernia surgical gear sorts, had sponsored for their operations. “It is for those who can afford for it,” Prof Shrestha said. According to him, the costs of the surgical set alone is about Rs 9,000. However, a patient does not have to go through an excruciatingly long surgery. “And there are less chances of recurrence,” he said. Also, a patient suffers less post-operative discomfort.