During this operation, which could be done with local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia, the surgeon will make a cut in your groin area. They will then push the protruding tissue back into your abdomen and sew up the weakened area. This is often reinforced with a synthetic mesh (hernioplasty). The opening is closed using stitches, staples, or surgical glue.
After the surgery, you'll be encouraged to move about as soon as possible, but it might be several weeks before you're able to resume normal activities.
This procedure requiring general anesthesia involves the surgeon making several small incisions in your abdomen. The surgery may use laparoscopic or robotic instruments to repair your hernia, with the gas used to inflate your abdomen and provide a clear view of the internal organs.
A small tube equipped with a tiny camera (laparoscope) is inserted into one incision. Guided by the camera, the surgeon inserts tiny instruments through other small incisions to repair the hernia using synthetic mesh.
Minimally invasive procedures are less painful and scar-free than traditional open or minimally invasive operations. Minimally invasive surgery patients have a quicker recovery period and can resume their normal routines sooner. Long-term outcomes following laparoscopic and open hernia operations are comparable.
If you have a hernia that has come back after open surgery or if you have bilateral hernias, minimally invasive surgery might be the best option as it allows surgeons to avoid scar tissue. However, similar to open surgery, Please note that it may take a few weeks before resuming your regular activities.