Laparoscopic/Endoscopic hernia repair
Is similar to other laparoscopic procedures.
A thin, lighted scope called a laparoscope is inserted through the incision. The instruments to repair the hernia are inserted through other small incisions in the lower abdomen. Mesh is then placed over the defect to reinforce the belly wall.The chance of reccurence of hernia is <1% that is similar or less than open surgery.
What To Expect After Surgery
- Most people who have laparoscopic hernia repair surgery are able to go home the same day .
- You most likely can return to light activity after 1- 2 days. Strenuous exercise should wait until after 4 weeks of recovery.
- Studies have found that people have less pain after laparoscopic hernia repair than after open hernia surgery.
- Surgical repair is recommended for inguinal hernias/other hernia that are causing pain or other symptoms and for hernias that are incarcerated or strangulated. Surgery is always recommended for inguinal hernias in children.
Laparoscopic surgery has the following advantages over open hernia repair:
- Some people may prefer laparoscopic hernia repair because it causes less pain and they are able to return to work more quickly than they would after open repair surgery.
- Repair of a recurrent hernia often is easier using laparoscopic techniques than using open surgery.
- It is possible to check for and repair a second hernia on the opposite side at the time of the operation.
- Because smaller incisions are used, laparoscopy may be more appealing for cosmetic reasons.
Types of Hernia
1 - Ventral Hernia (Abdominal Wall Hernia)
2 - Inguinal Hernia
3 - Femoral Hernia
4 - Internal Hernia (within abdominal cavity)
- Diaphragmatic Hernia
- Hiatus Hernia
- Bowel loops herniation