What is Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Surgery?
Laparoscopic (minimally invasive) hernia repair uses an endoscope – a thin telescope-like device that is inserted through a small incision in the navel (umbilical cord). This procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia, so before the operation, you will have your general health assessed, including a history, physical exam (and possibly laboratory work). experience) and an electrocardiogram (ECG).
According to lepaces law of physics, it is more secured, and lesser chance of recurrence in the future.
More over it is the procedure of choice, for recurrent hernia, bilateral hernias.
A synthetic mesh is implanted at the hernial site, to add tension free tensile strngth to the abdominal wall.
It assures faster, pain free recovery, and early return to work, compared to open surgery.
You will not feel any pain during this operation as you will be given general anesthesia. The endoscope is connected to a tiny video camera, smaller than a coin that projects your “inner abdomen” onto the TV screen of the operating room.
Your abdomen is inflated with a harmless gas (carbon dioxide), creating a space that allows the doctor to see your internal structures. The peritoneum (the lining of the abdomen) is cut to reveal a weak spot in the abdominal wall. The net is placed inside to hide defects in the abdominal wall and strengthen the tissues.
At the end of the procedure, the small incisions in the abdomen are closed with one or two stitches or with a surgical bandage. Within a few months, the incisions were barely visible.
The benefits of a laparoscopic hernia are three small scars at the site of a larger incision, less pain after surgery, a quick return to work, and a shorter recovery time (days instead of weeks).