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What is Hernia?

Hernia occurs when an organ protrudes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place, it can be a serious and painful condition. Hernias typically occur in the abdomen between your chest and hips, but they can also appear in the upper thigh and groin areas.

According to the location of the hernia, the most common types of hernias are:
Inguinal hernia
Hiatal hernia
Umbilical hernia

Damage from an injury or surgery
Strenuous exercise or lifting heavy weights
Chronic coughing
Multiple pregnancies
Strain while passing stools

Common Symptoms:
Bulge or lump in the affected area
Progressive pain in the bulge
Discomfort or pain
Pain while lifting something heavy
Increasing size of the bulge
Pain in passing urine or stools

To diagnose Hernia, the doctor will first perform a physical examination as it may be easy to diagnose as the bulge will mostly be visible. The doctor may ask you to sit, stand, cough to observe any changes in the bulge and may ask you questions about your medical history and lifestyle.
After physical examination the doctor will recommend imaging tests like abdominal ultrasound, CT / MRI scans or an endoscopy.

Herniorrhaphy (open surgery) is the most traditional surgery which involves making an incision at the affected area and pushing back the bulged tissue back to its position. The area is then closed with sutures or by stapling.
Hernioplasty (Mesh repair) is a kind of open surgery in which instead of stitching the muscle, a mesh is used to cover the hernia and stitched into the healthy tissues around it. This gives support to the damaged tissue and help them regrow.
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair is the most preferred and advanced procedure for Hernia repair. The surgeon will usually make two to four small incisions in the affected area. The surgeon will then insert a tube that has a small camera into the incisions to look into the internal position. The bulged tissue is pushed back to its position and a mesh is placed to strengthen the weakened muscle with staples and stitches. Incisions are then closed. You can usually go home the next day of the procedure and recover quickly. This involves less cuts, minimal pain, practically no scars and much faster recovery.

Why Choose FirstCure Health?

We understand that a surgery need can be stressful that’s why we want you to focus only on getting better and leave everything else to us. We simplify your surgery experience by bringing together:


Top Surgeons

We have some of the best surgeons who are highly reputed, skilled with most modern procedures and have atleast 10 years of experience. You can be rest assured of being in safe hands at all times.


Advanced Procedures

We use the most advanced surgical procedures like laser, laparascopic and other minimal invasive procedures to ensure most convenient treatments, faster recovery and best results.


Affordable Costs

Our services are reasonably priced to make them accessible to the masses. We offer multiple payment options, no cost EMIs, discounted diagnostics tests while supporting a wide range of insurance policies.


Personalised Care

FirstCure Assistant will assist you at every step from booking consultations, second opinions, arranging diagnostic tests, insurance approvals and related paperwork, admission to discharge and post-surgery follow-up consultation.

3 Simple Steps on the Road to Recovery: We're Here to Help!

At FirstCure, our mission is to make your recovery process as simple, safe, care-filled and affordable as possible. Here’s how:


As each ailment requires a unique approach, get the right guidance from expert doctors and diagnostics to determine the surgical treatment.


Choose one of the FirstCure network hospitals and package curated for every budget and the day of surgery.


The access to advanced technology and doctor’s with in-depth surgical experience will ensure a fast recovery. Make use of our post-surgery free consultations for greater satisfaction for a smooth transition to your routines.

FirstCure Team will assist in the process with:

Getting consultation with the right doctor
Arranging your tests for accurate diagnosis
Organizing surgery at one of our network hospitals

Handling insurance paperwork
Handling hospital admission and discharge formalities
Arranging free post-surgery follow-up consultations
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FAQ’s - You ask, We answer!

To schedule an appointment, you can either call us or send us an email at Our team will assist you in scheduling an appointment with one of FirstCure specialist doctors based on your medical condition.

FirstCure Counsellor will discuss and understand your condition and help you in planning your OPD and will connect you with the best surgeon based on your needs. Basis the Consultation with the surgeon, our Counsellor will guide you in choosing the best treatment option, package and hospital.

FirstCure only offers elective surgical procedures in various specializations which can be planned and scheduled in advance to take place on a particular day. It does not provide any kind of emergency services or equipped to handle trauma situations.

Yes, FirstCure Counsellor will assist you in consulting with the surgeons online through a call from anywhere and discuss their health condition. Basis the discussions, our doctor may prescribe the necessary medication and diagnostic tests.

Absolutely, FirstCure Counsellor can arrange a second opinion from one of its expert doctors. The appointment process will work similarly to how a new consultation happens. The doctor will review your case history (prescriptions, medications, test reports etc.) and confirm the treatment or recommend an alternative course. We can also arrange a second opinion from another FirstCure doctor after consultation with one of our doctors.

Your dedicated FirstCure Assistant will assist you at every step from organizing the surgery, handling insurance approvals and related paperwork, admission to discharge formalities and post-surgery follow-up consultation.

Our partner hospitals have a large variety of insurers empaneled with them because of which we are able to support cashless treatments in most of the cases. If you have a health insurance coverage for your surgery, depending on the insurance type and terms and conditions of the policy, we will assist you in all the paperwork required for cashless approvals and reimbursements. We ensure that the maximum possible amount gets approved and quickly.

No, FirstCure does not own or operate any hospital. It has partnered with hospitals which have the infrastructure to support our modern treatments where FirstCure surgeons perform the surgeries.