Open Inguinal Hernia Repair (Herniorrhaphy, Hernioplasty)
How Well It Works
Open surgery for inguinal hernia repair is safe. The recurrence rate (hernias that require two or more repairs) is low when open hernia repair is done by experienced surgeons using mesh patches. Synthetic patches are now widely used for hernia repair in both open and laparoscopic surgery.
The chance of a hernia coming back after open surgery ranges from 1 to 10 out of every 100 open surgeries done.Reference 1
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 15, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Kenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal