What Is Laparoscopic Hernia Repair? Exploring the Benefits of the Procedure

laparoscopic hernia repair

laparoscopic hernia repair

With the rise of minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair has become a popular procedure for those looking to reduce pain and recover quickly. This surgical technique has drastically changed the way we do hernia repair, and offers advantages unlike those of traditional open surgeries. Today, we’re exploring what laparoscopic hernia repair is and what its benefits are compared to open surgery.

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic hernia repair is a type of minimally invasive surgery, meaning that it involves smaller incisions than open surgeries. Rather than making one large cut from the groin to the belly button, laparoscopy requires only four small incisions in the abdomen. These incisions allow specially designed instruments to be inserted into the abdominal cavity. This includes a tiny camera called a laparoscope, which gives the surgeon a better view of any potential complications during the procedure. The laparoscope will be inserted into your peritoneal cavity (the space in your abdomen containing organs). Laparoscopic surgery must be performed using general anesthesia. This means that the patient will be asleep during the procedure.

Pre-procedure instructions will be explained to patients by the surgeon. It may be necessary to stop eating and drinking for at least eight hours before the procedure. Patients taking prescription drugs should ask their doctor if they should continue taking their medications as usual on the days leading up to surgery. This is because certain medications can affect the body’s ability to clot blood, which can lead to complications during and/or after surgery.

Benefits of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

The benefits to this approach are numerous. The procedure typically has much shorter recovery times and leaves less visible scarring than traditional hernia repairs do. Because the incisions are so small, scarring is minimal and the scar sizes are very small. In addition, it often results in less pain and fewer chances of wound infection due to its minimally invasive nature. Because of the very small size of the incisions, there is a greatly reduced chance of wound healing complications such as infection or wound separation. The much shorter recovery time with laparoscopic hernia repair, means that you can get back to work and normal life much quicker than with traditional surgery. Additionally, if necessary, laparoscopic techniques allow surgeons to repair multiple hernias using the same incisions. Finally, the laparoscopic approach means that many more complex hernias can be repaired with greater accuracy and precision than ever before.

Overall, laparoscopic hernia repair offers a number of advantages for those looking to have their hernia fixed quickly and with minimal disruption. This type of procedure is becoming increasingly popular due to its low risk and quick recovery times. Schedule an appointment with Texas Hernia Specialists today to find out whether this surgery might be right for you!

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