Laparoscopy Inguinal Hernia Surgery
S H Ho Urology And Laparoscopy Centre
Surgery, Laparoscopy, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Inguinal hernia can occur in young, middle aged or elderly men. It causes discomfort which may or may not be associated with a lump over the groin region. It can occur on one or both sides of the groin which is located at the lower part of the abdomen.
Inguinal hernia is a defect in the muscle wall of the abdomen. It will not heal on its own or with medications. This defect can only be corrected with a surgical repair.
Traditionally, this has been done with a surgical incision measuring about 5cm over the hernia and the defect is closed by placing several surgical stitches.
Laparoscopy hernia repair avoids the need for making a surgical cut on the body. Several 5mm punctures are made on the abdomen to allow the laparoscopy instruments to repair the hernia with a thin synthetic mesh. There is no need for stitching as the mesh is specially designed to close the hernia defect.
Laparoscopy hernia repair is leas painful and results in a quicker recovery with excellent long term results. It is done as a day surgery procedure without the need for hospital stay.
, Minimally Invasive Surgery