Laparoscopic hernia repair surgery, also known as laparoscopic herniorrhaphy, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to repair a hernia. A hernia is a condition in which an organ or tissue bulges through a weak point in the muscle or connective tissue that holds it in place. Hernias are most commonly found in the abdomen, but can also occur in the chest and groyne area.
The surgery is typically performed using small incisions and specialised instruments, such as a laparoscope, which is a thin, lighted tube with a camera on the end. The surgeon will use the laparoscope to view the inside of the abdomen and repair the hernia by reinforcing the weakened area with surgical mesh.
Laparoscopic hernia repair has several benefits compared to open surgery, such as:
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications with laparoscopic hernia repair surgery, such as bleeding, infection, adverse reaction to anaesthesia, pain, and recurrence of the hernia. Your doctor will evaluate your condition and help you determine if this surgery is the right option for you.