Laparoscopic Hernia

Laparoscopic Hernia

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic hernia repair is similar to other laparoscopic procedures. Most of the hernias can be treated by Laparoscopy. General anesthesia is given, and a small cut (incision) is made in or just below the navel. The abdomen is inflated with air so that the surgeon can see the abdominal organs.

A thin, lighted scope called a laparoscope is inserted through the incision. The instruments to repair the hernia are inserted through other small incisions in the lower abdomen. Mesh is then placed over the defect to reinforce the abdominal wall.

Why It Is Done?

Surgical repair is recommended for inguinal hernias that are causing pain or other symptoms and for hernias that are incarcerated or strangulated. Surgery is always recommended for inguinal hernias in children.

What To Expect After Surgery?

Most people who have laparoscopic hernia repair surgery are able to go home the same day. Recovery time is about 1 to 2 weeks

Advantages Of Laparoscopy

No long scar, so better cosmetic results.
Early recovery – Either side of a bilateral inguinal hernia can be managed by the same 3 holes.
Fast recovery & early return to work.
No restriction of lifting heavy weights subsequently.
Less than 1% recurrence rate.