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Success! Jhapat from Nepal raised $451 to fund hernia repair.

Jhapat
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  • $451 raised, $0 to go
$451
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jhapat's treatment was fully funded on June 11, 2017.

Photo of Jhapat post-operation

March 2, 2017

Jhapat underwent successful hernia repair.

The wound has healed, and he can return home. He is no longer at risk of developing intestinal obstruction.

Jhapat says, “Thank God! My treatment was successful.”

The wound has healed, and he can return home. He is no longer at risk of developing intestinal obstruction. Jhapat says, "Thank God! My ...

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February 8, 2017

Jhapat is 70 years old and lives with his wife and children. His eldest son works in Japan to support his family back home, while his other sons work on the farm with him. The yield from the field keeps them fed for about seven months of the year. During the remaining months, they buy food from the market.

Recently, Jhapat began to have pain in his right groin region. He has difficulty walking or lifting heavy weight. This prompted him to take the two-hour jeep ride to reach our medical partner’s hub at Bayalpata Hospital.

He will undergo hernia repair surgery on February 9. During the surgery, the bulging tissues in his abdomen will be removed. Jhapat and his family cannot afford this procedure, so our medical partner, Possible, is requesting $451.

Jhapat is 70 years old and lives with his wife and children. His eldest son works in Japan to support his family back home, while his other ...

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Jhapat's Timeline

  • February 8, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jhapat was submitted by Dharma Raj Kadayat, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible, our medical partner in Nepal.

  • February 09, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jhapat received treatment at Bayalpata Hospital. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • February 13, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jhapat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 02, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jhapat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 11, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jhapat's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $451 for Jhapat's treatment
Hospital Fees
$218
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$84
Supplies
$2
Travel
$14
Labs
$64
Radiology
$4
Other
$65
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue that holds it in place. For example, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall. Hernias are most common in the abdomen, but they can also appear in the upper thigh, belly button, and groin. Patients may experience pain, discomfort, nausea, and vomiting.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients have difficulty walking long distances, lifting heavy weights, and doing strenuous activities.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

People in rural Nepal rely heavily on agriculture. They do a lot of strenuous exercise, increasing the likelihood of developing a hernia. People also tend to cook indoors using firewood. They may develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which leads to constant coughing and increases the likelihood of developing a hernia.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

During open surgical repair, surgeons close the hernia using sutures, mesh, or both. They close the surgical wound with sutures.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The patient should feel better within a week of surgery. However, the patient should refrain from lifting heavy weights or doing other strenuous exercises until recovery is complete.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Patients may develop infections or urinary dysfunction. Sometimes, hernias recur.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Hernia surgeries can only be performed by skilled clinicians at advanced hospital centers. Patients walk for up to seven days to reach our medical partner's hospital because they have heard about the possibility of free healthcare.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Depending on the size and severity of the hernia, some lifestyle changes can treat the symptoms. These include quitting smoking, treating COPD, and changing one's diet.

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