What is an inguinal hernia?
The part of the muscular lining of the abdominal wall can become weak, causing the stomach to press out. This causes the formation of a lump called a hernia.
Inguinal hernias occur in the inguinal canal, the narrow channel where blood vessels pass through the abdominal wall.
Hernias can be dangerous because the intestine or other structures in the stomach can be trapped and strangulated hernias.
What are the benefits of undergoing laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias?
You no longer have a hernia. Surgery can prevent serious complications that can be caused by a hernia.
Prevention & amp; warning
When do I need to undergo laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?
Surgery is recommended for inguinal hernias that cause pain or other symptoms, and also for incarcerated hernias or strangulated hernias. Surgery is also recommended for inguinal hernias in children. Babies and children usually undergo open surgery to treat inguinal hernias.
What do I need to know before undergoing laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias?
Inguinal hernias can be treated with keyhole surgery.
You can control a hernia with a truss (a buffer belt) or just leave it alone. Hernias will not improve without surgery.
What should I do before undergoing laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias?
You must not eat and drink anything for 8 hours before the test.
You may be required to stop taking medication on the day or before surgery. You should consult your doctor first before changing or stopping taking medication.
Follow the other instructions for preparing the operating procedure
What is the process of repairing the inguinal hernia by laparoscopy?
Surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and lasts for around 30 minutes (less than 1 hour for both sides).
The surgeon will make an incision in the stomach. Equipment such as a telescope will be inserted into the stomach for surgery.
The surgeon will repair the abdomen that causes the hernia, and install a synthetic net on the weak part.
What should I do after undergoing laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?
You can go home the same day or the next day.
You can return to your activities after you feel you've recovered, usually around 1 week. You do not need to avoid lifting activities but there may be a feeling of discomfort when lifting heavy objects for 2 to 4 weeks.
Exercising can help you return to your normal activities. Consult your doctor first.
What complications can occur?
Adults and children who undergo hernia surgery can have risks:
- damage to internal parts
- the emergence of a hernia close to the incision
- intestinal injury
- surgical emphysema
- the occurrence of bumps
- discomfort or groin pain
- in men, discomfort or pain in the testes on the operating side
- in men, disruption of blood flow to the testes
You can minimize the risk of complications by following instructions from a doctor before surgery, such as fasting and stopping taking certain drugs.
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