Inguinal Hernias are but a descent of mesentery (a fatty-blanket-like intraabdominal organ) and / or bowel loops pushing through the weakened abdominal wall at the inguinal region. Inguinal Hernia can be caused by a good number of factors and the risk of having a hernia increases with a strenuous lifestyle. Inguinal Hernia is usually treated under two kinds – open hernia repair and laparoscopic repair.
Hernia Repair is a pretty straight forward procedure and as the name says, the procedure involves patching up the weakened abdominal wall and packing the extruding abdominal components back into the abdomen. The laparoscopic option of hernia repair offers a better deal for the patient in that it is a minimally invasive procedure that has a faster recovery, a shorter hospital-stay and better outcomes than the traditional open reparative procedure.
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic
If the hernia is small, is reversible in that the small extrusion goes back inside the cavity and isn’t causing discomfort, then the doctor might recommend wearing a supportive and a tight truss before suggesting surgery however, a larger and / or painful hernias require immediate surgery to relieve discomfort as well as to prevent serious complications.
In the minimally invasive laparoscopic technique, the surgeon, guided by the laparoscope repairs the hernia through incisions in the abdominal wall while in certain situations a synthetic mesh is placed to re-enforce and restore the abdominal wall. Laparoscopy is considered the best choice for people whose hernias recur after open hernia surgery as well as for people with bilateral hernias (on each side of the body) as it allows for visualization of both sides. While a timely surgery can help cure inguinal hernias and prevent a complication, there is always a slight risk of recurrence in spite of the procedure.
Get checked and get treated at the earliest. If you are looking for professional medical help, look no further. Book an appointment with our doctors at OneHealth hospital to know more and to discuss your treatment options. Declare underlying medical conditions and existing pre-conditions as laparoscopic procedure cannot be done for everyone and largely depends on patient’s condition. Talk with our healthcare providers about any concerns regarding the risks, the cost of laparoscopic treatment and the post procedural care beforehand and make an informed medical decision to help yourself get back on track in life.