Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repairs are an option for patients that is frequently used. As an alternative to open inguinal hernia repairs (or groin hernia repairs), laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair allows the use of smaller cuts. Typically, patients go home the same day for either options but laparoscopic surgery allows for better cosmetic outcomes. The cuts blend in due to their size.
These surgeries can be performed with 3 incisions, less than 1 cm in size. The overwhelmingly number of hernias can be treated on an outpatient basis, unless it’s an emergency. These hernias can be ‘hidden’ for some time. It would not be unusual to meet a patient who has had it for several years, if not decades. However, as time goes on, some patients notice they have more medical problems as they age. Speak with your surgeon about your ‘groin hernia’ and if you need surgery.