Hernia Surgical Options

SGNT surgeons specialize in repairing hernia damage using safe minimally invasive techniques





Open Repair

Open Repair surgery is done through an incision in the abdominal wall or from the outside through a three to four inch incision inthe groin or the area of the hernia. . It may gothrough part or all of a previous incision, skin, an underlying fatty layer, to get to the level of the issue. The surgeon may choose to sew your natural tissue back together, butfrequently, it requires the placement of mesh (screen) in or on the abdominal wallfor a sound closure.This technique can be done with a local anesthetic and sedation, using a spinal anesthetic or a general anesthetic.

Risks / Complications: Bleeding, infection, damaging to surrounding structures such as nerves, arteries, veins, intestines, bladder, etc can occur but are rare. Inguinodyniachronic groin pain. (7% risk)


Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair is a technique to fix tears in the abdominal wall (muscle) using small incisions, telescopes and a patch (mesh). If may offer a quicker return to work and normal activities with a decreased pain for some patients.

Risks / Complications: Bleeding, infection, damaging to surrounding structures such as nerves, arteries, veins, intestines, bladder, etc can occur but are rare.
Inguinodynia –chronic groin pain. (7% risk)


References

Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair Information from SAGES.” SAGES, SOCIETY OF AMERICAN GASTROINTESTINAL AND ENDOSCOPIC SURGEONS, 1 Mar. 2015.

Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Information from SAGES.” SAGES, SOCIETY OF AMERICAN GASTROINTESTINAL AND ENDOSCOPIC SURGEONS, 1 Mar. 2015.

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