Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic hernia repair is similar to other laparoscopic procedures. 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 (belly) 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 belly wall.
There are many things to think about when deciding if you should have Reference inguinal hernia repair surgery, such as whether your hernia is Reference incarcerated Opens New Window or Reference strangulated Opens New Window and whether you have other conditions that need to be addressed before hernia repair surgery is appropriate.
|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