Laparoscopic inguinal hernia treatment, also known as laparoscopic herniorrhaphy or laparoscopic hernioplasty, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to repair an inguinal hernia. During the procedure, small incisions are made in the abdomen, and a laparoscope and specialized instruments are inserted to perform the surgery.
Why is better to have a laparoscopic treatment?
– Laparoscopic surgery allows for a shorter recovery time, reduced post-operative pain, and a lower risk of complications compared to traditional open surgery. It involves accessing the hernia from inside the abdomen and using synthetic mesh to reinforce the weakened tissue.
– Laparoscopic inguinal hernia treatment provides several benefits, including reduced post-operative pain, smaller incisions, quicker return to normal activities, lower risk of infection, less scarring, and potentially fewer complications.
– Not all hernias can be treated with laparoscopic surgery. It depends on various factors such as the size of the hernia or the patient’s overall health.
– Recovery time varies depending on the individual, but most people can return to light activities within a week and resume full activities within a few weeks. You may experience some discomfort, swelling, or bruising initially.
– While laparoscopic hernia surgery is generally safe, as with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks. These may include infection, bleeding, damage to surrounding structures (such as blood vessels or nerves), recurrence of the hernia, and reactions to anesthesia.