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Laparoscopic Inguinal (Groin) Hernia Repair

An inguinal hernia happens when contents of the abdomen—usually fat or part of the small intestine—bulge through a weak area in the lower abdominal wall. The abdomen is the area between the chest and the hips. The area of the lower abdominal wall is also called the inguinal or groin region.

Inguinal hernia signs and symptoms include: A bulge in the area on either side of your pubic bone, which becomes more obvious when you’re upright, especially if you cough or strain. A burning or aching sensation at the bulge. Pain or discomfort in your groin, especially when bending over, coughing or lifting.

Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair may be right for you!

Who is a good candidate for a Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia repair?

  • Do you have abdominal pain or your hernia bothers you during your everyday activities?
  • Do you want to return to a active lifestyle quickly after your hernia repair?
  • If so, then this may be the procedure for you!

What is a laparoscopic Inguinal hernia repair?

Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is a surgery to repair a hernia in your groin. During surgery to repair the hernia, the bulging tissue is pushed back in and your abdominal wall is reinforced.

How does the procedure work?

The surgeon makes three small cuts in your lower belly. Next, a medical device called a laparoscope is inserted through one of the cuts. The scope is a thin, lighted tube with a camera on the end which allows the surgeon see inside your belly. Also, a  harmless gas is pumped into your belly to expand the space. This gives the surgeon more room to see and work. Other tools are inserted through the other cuts, and the surgeon uses these tools to repair the hernia.

How long does it take to recover?

Due to the laparoscopic (small incisions) technique used, recovery time is tremendously shortened! Most people are able to walk an hour after surgery. Furthermore, you will probably be able to get back to your normal activities within two weeks.

Patient Instructions

Is this procedure painful?

During the procedure you will not feel any pain due to the general anesthesia. However, after the surgery, you can expect moderate soreness mostly during the first 24 to 48 hours. After 2 weeks, most of the soreness should have subsided.

How long do the results last?

This procedure is meant to be a permanent solution. However, patient compliance is key to your success!

What are the risks associated with this procedure?

This procedure is considered to be generally safe. Complications are uncommon.

How much does this procedure cost?

The cost of the procedure will vary due to multiple factors such as use of mesh, size of the hernia, precious hernia repair, body weight and so on. The average self pay cost vary from $6000-7000. Call us and find out today!

If you are interested in Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, call our office today and speak with one of our coordinators

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