Laparoscopic hernia repair is very similar to all the other laparoscopic procedures. General anaesthesia is administered and a small cut is made just below the navel. The abdomen is inflated with air so that the abdominal organs are visible clearly.
A very thin, lighted laparoscope is inserted through the incision. The instruments which help in repairing hernia are inserted through the other small incisions in the lower abdomen. A mesh is then placed over the defect to repair the belly wall.
What to expect after surgery?
Most people who have had a laparoscopic hernia repair are able to go home on the same day. Recovery time is about 1 to 2 weeks.
Studies have found that people have less pain after laparoscopic hernia repair than after open hernia surgery.
Why is it done?
For inguinal hernias and for hernias which are incarcerated or strangulated, a surgical form of treatment is preferred. Surgery is always recommended for inguinal hernias in children.
What are the risks involved with laparoscopic hernia?
Risks of laparoscopic hernia repair include:
Risks of general anaesthesia
Damage to the cord that carries sperm from the testicles to the penis
Fluid or blood in the scrotum, the inguinal canal or the abdominal muscles
Inability to urinate or bladder injury
Infection from the mesh or stitches
Scar tissue formation
Numbness or pain in the thigh
Recurrence of the hernia
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