Hernia specialist in Pune

Hernia Specialist in Pune - Dr. Samrat Jankar

Hernia Repair

A hernia occurs when an internal organ pushes through a weak spot or an opening in the muscle or tissue surrounding it. They usually occur in the abdomen cavity between the chest and hips.

Hernia repair is either done through open hernia repair surgery or laparoscopic hernia surgery. Dr Samrat Jankar is an experienced hernia specialist in Pune. Being a highly dedicated gastroenterologist in Pune, he specializes in Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair and Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair surgeries.

    Different types of hernias

  • Hiatal (upper stomach)

  • Inguinal hernia (inner groin)

  • Femoral hernia (outer groin)

  • Umbilical hernia (belly button)

  • Incisional hernia (from an incision)


According to Dr Samrat, laparoscopic hernia repair surgery offers several benefits:

Tiny incisions so lesser scars

Lesser discomfort and pain

Quicker recovery

Early return to normal activities

Hernia Repair Surgery

Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair: You may need this surgery if your intestine or bladder squeezes into the groin through the inguinal canal or abdominal wall, which has become weak. The most common laparoscopic procedures to repair it are:

  • TEP (Total extraperitoneal preperitoneal repair) – In this procedure, the hernia specialist will not enter the peritoneal cavity and seal the hernia using a mesh from outside the peritoneum which is the thin membrane that covers the organs in the abdomen.

  • TAPP (Transabdominal preperitoneal repair) – During this procedure, the surgeon enters the peritoneal cavity through the 3 small incisions over the abdomen and place a mesh covers hernia site from inside.


Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: Ventral hernia is a bulge that usually occurs on the abdomen through the opening in the muscles. It can be easily treated with surgery, either open or laparoscopic.

Dr. Samrat Jankar, a proficient Hernia specialist in Pune, is an expert in laparoscopic hernia repair and has successfully carried out hundreds of surgeries. He does Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair through these procedures:

IPOM (Intraperitoneal Onlay mesh repair) – This is a unique technique in which the special mesh is placed from inside the abdomen covering over the hernial site.

eTEP-TAR – This is a novel procedure introduced in 2012 to tackle complicated hernias. In this, they create a larger space to deal with large hernias. Here the surgeons place the mesh in the retro muscular space in between layers of the abdominal wall.

This procedure provides fewer fixation issues, less pain, lower chances of recurrence, and fewer bowel adhesions.


Most people undergoing Laparoscopic Hernia Repair surgery can go back home within 24 hours. However, if the surgery is for a large hernia, you may have to stay in the hospital for 2 to 5 days. It takes around 1 to 2 weeks to recover, after which you can resume light activities.