Types of Hernia Surgery

The treatment of every Hernia is individualized, and a discussion of the risks and benefits of surgical versus nonsurgical management needs to take place between the doctor and patient before they choose to move ahead with option of Hernia surgery for treatment of the condition.

  • However, it is advised that all Hernias should be repaired to avoid the possibility of strangulated Hernia.
  • In conditions where preexisting medical conditions make surgery unsafe, the doctor can decide against surgical treatment of Hernia.
  • In cases of Reducible Hernia the surgery can wait if the patient decides to wait.
  • But all acutely irreducible Hernias need emergency treatment because of the risk of strangulation.

Laparoscopic Hernia repair

What it is?

  • It is a minimal invasive procedure to repair Hernia.
  • Laparoscopic Hernia repair requires general anesthesia.
  • In the process a harmless gas is injected into the damaged area to inflate it and to give the surgeon more room to work and a better view.
Laparoscopic Hernia repair
  • Then the laparoscope and other instrument are inserted through small holes.
  • A camera on the laparoscope transmits images from of the interior part of the body part to a viewing screen allowing surgeons a greater precision.
  • The surgical procedure remains to be the same and then a mesh is used for better results.
  • The openings are stitched and the area is deflated by releasing the gas which was initially used to inflate the body part.

Benefits of Laparoscopic Hernia repair

  • It gives best cosmetic results, and leaves no scars.
  • The recovery time is less.
  • Least surgical pain
  • Patient can resume daily activity after a week.

Disadvantages of Laparoscopic Hernia repair

  • Not ideally suited for complex Hernia cases.
  • Higher chances of re-occurrence, unless surgery is carried out perfectly by highly trained surgeon.