Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

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Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic or minimally invasive hernia repair uses a laparoscope, a thin, telescope-like instrument that is inserted through a small incision at the umbilicus. This surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia, so before the surgery, you will have a check-up of your overall health.

You will not feel pain during laparoscopic hernia repair surgery.

Procedure of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic hernia repair surgery must be performed using general anesthesia and the patient will be asleep during this procedure. A surgeon will then make three to four small incisions over the abdomen.

Next, the abdomen may be inflated with the help of harmless gas.

Through one incision, a laparoscope, with a tiny camera will be inserted. The remaining surgical tools are inserted through the other incisions or cuts.The surgeon will then carefully pull the hernia contents back to their natural position.

Finally, a mesh piece is placed.

Risks with laparoscopic hernia repair

However, as with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of certain complications. Some of these risks:

  • Reaction to the anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Recurrence of the hernia
Benefits of laparoscopic hernia surgery
  • Tiny scars rather than one larger incision
  • Less pain after surgery
  • A quicker return to work
  • A shorter recovery time