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Laparoscopy Hernia Surgery:

Laparoscopy Hernia Surgery

Laparoscopic hernia surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to repair hernias, typically in the abdomen or groin. It offers several advantages over traditional open surgery, including:

Smaller incisions: Instead of a large incision, laparoscopic surgery uses only a few small punctures. This results in less pain, quicker recovery times, and improved cosmetic outcomes.

Faster recovery: You’ll likely spend less time in the hospital and recover faster overall compared to open surgery.

Reduced risk of complications: Laparoscopic surgery carries a lower risk of infection and other complications.

Types of laparoscopic hernia surgery:

  • Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: This is the most common type of laparoscopic hernia surgery, used to repair hernias in the groin area.
  • Laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair: Repairs hernias near the belly button.
  • Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair: Repairs hernias that occur through the abdominal wall between the belly button and pubic bone.

Procedure overview:

  1. Anesthesia: You will be given general anesthesia to be asleep during the surgery.
  2. Incisions: Your surgeon will make small incisions, typically in your abdomen.
  3. Laparoscope: A thin tube with a camera on the end (laparoscope) is inserted through one incision.
  4. Surgical instruments: Small surgical instruments are inserted through other incisions to repair the hernia. This may involve pushing the hernia sac back into place and reinforcing the weakened area with mesh.
  5. Closure: The incisions are closed with stitches or dissolving sutures.


Laparoscopic hernia surgery is typically an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the same day. You may experience some pain and discomfort after the surgery, which can be managed with pain medication. You’ll need to avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks to allow for proper healing.