Alongside the most commonly occurring inguinal hernia, there are other types of soft tissue rupture that can affect the abdomen. Here too, we successfully use the "tailored surgery" method described earlier. Every operation on a soft tissue hernia, be it an umbilical, femoral, epigastric or incisional hernia, should be carried out only by a surgeon specialising in soft tissue hernias. Only a hernia specialist is able to choose the right method for the individual patient from all the potential options available, and to carry it out correctly.
This type of soft tissue hernia is found much more commonly in women than men, and occurs to the side of the vessels heading towards the thigh.
A femoral hernia is most often seen in women of middle or advanced age, and is caused by increasing weakness of the connective tissues. Often, a femoral hernia may even be discovered following a groin operation that has not been carried out properly.