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June 19, 2015

Georgios Stylianidis MD | General Surgery | Athens

Dr. Stylianidis was born in 1971 in Athens and is the founder and CEO of CrossBorderMedCare. He is a member of the Medical Tourism Association and a Certified Medical Tourism Professional. He is currently practicing general surgery within the private sector in Athens. He runs two […]
June 17, 2015

George Argiros MD | General Surgery | Athens

Dr. George A. Argiros was born in Piraeus in 1961, his family originally coming from Santorini-Cyclades. He graduated from Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki in 1986. Having completed his Military Service he started Surgical Specialty Residence at the NIMTS Hospital of Athens in 1989. Two years […]
June 17, 2015

Pavlos Koustas MD | General Surgery | Thessaloniki

Dr. Koustas was born and raised in Serres, Greece and graduated from the medical department of Ovidius University. He completed his residency at Papageorgiou General Hospital of Thessaloniki Greece. He was specialized in minimal invasive surgical techniques in European school of Laparoscopic Surgery at St. […]
June 16, 2015

Anastasios Porfiris MD | General Surgery | Athens

Dr. Porfiris was born 1975 in Greece. He graduated Medical University of Plovdiv in Bulgaria in 2001. After working as surgical assistant at the greatest private hospitals in Athens, he conducted his residency in General Surgery at the Hospital Ag. Panteleimon in Athens and received […]
June 15, 2015

Evangelos Tachtaras MD| General Surgery | Athens

Dr. Tachtaras was born in 1974 in Melbourne. He graduated from Greek Military Medical School of Thessaloniki in 1992. The following years, he completed his residency in general surgery at 401 General Military Hospital and General Public Hospital of Athens . He is specialist in […]

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Groin hernias: Article by Georgios Stylianidis MD, General Surgery
The hernia of the groin is divided to the inguinal hernia and to the femoral hernia.

The inguinal hernia is the most common diagnosis of General Surgery with an incidence of about 200 new cases per 100.000 citizens every year. The inguinal hernia is more common in men while the femoral hernia is more common in women.

The term hernia describes a defect in the musculature of the abdominal cavity which usually results in the protrusion of bowel or some kind of tissue through this opening.

In some cases the patient has no symptoms except some kind of discomfort which is usually related to specific movements.

The most usual symptom of a groin hernia is a lump caused by the protruded bowel at the place of the defect which causes pain of various degrees.

The pain is caused by the strangulation of the protruded tissue and varies from mild to moderate and sometimes can be severe.

In most cases the protruded tissue is spontaneously reduced in the abdominal cavity and the pain and the symptoms subside. In fewer cases the protruded bowel cannot be reduced spontaneously so the patient must be operated urgently in order to avoid the necrosis of the bowel with the subsequent perforation and the spread of bacterias in the abdominal cavity which can cause a very serious situation for the patient.

The most common factors that influence the severity of the symptoms of a groin hernia are the age of the patient, the size of the defect and the type of hernia. Small, femoral hernias in younger patients are usually very painful.

The treatment of a groin hernia is always operative. The new techniques are tension free as the defect is covered by a mesh and cause much less postoperative pain and shorter sick leave than the older techniques. The operation can also be done with local anaesthesia and the patient can leave the hospital at the same day.

The doctors of CrossBorderMedCare cover the whole spectrum of hernia surgery, offering tailor made techniques according to the type of the patient's hernia.
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