TEP (Totally Extraperitoneal) laparoscopic inguinal hernia.

TEP inguinal hernia treatment is a laparoscopic surgical technique used to repair inguinal hernias. TEP surgery involves accessing the hernia defect from behind the abdominal muscles, without entering the peritoneal cavity.

– TEP surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Small incisions are made near the umbilicus (belly button) and in the lower abdomen. Preperitoneal space (the space between the abdominal wall and the peritoneum), the hernia sac is dissected. A mesh is placed to reinforce the weakened tissue.

– TEP inguinal hernia treatment offers advantages such as reduced post-operative pain, faster recovery time, smaller incisions, minimal scarring, and fewer complications compared to traditional open surgery. The use of mesh provides long-term support and decreases the risk of hernia recurrence.

– TEP surgery is suitable for many inguinal hernias, including primary and recurrent hernias, as well as bilateral hernias (hernias on both sides). Factors such as hernia size, location, and patient health are considered to determine if TEP treatment is appropriate.

– Recovery time after TEP surgery varies but is generally shorter compared to open surgery. Most patients resume normal activities within a couple of weeks. Some discomfort, bruising, or swelling around the incision sites is common during the recovery period.

– Risks and complications: These may include infection, bleeding, damage to adjacent structures, bowel or bladder injury, hernia recurrence, and reactions to anesthesia.