Hernia Surgery

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair or Keyhole Hernia Surgery

Keyhole hernia surgery has evolved over the last decade.

Advantages of keyhole TAPP hernia repair over an open operation

  • Keyhole surgery means there is generally.
  • Less post-operative pain.
  • Smaller incisions and faster Recovery.
  • No further incisions required for patients with hernias in both groins (bi-lateral hernia).
  • Ideal method for patients with recurrent hernias after previous surgery.
  • Early discharge from hospital – either same day or next day after surgery.
  • Very early return to work. Often within 3 days for office workers and around 1 to 2 weeks for manual workers. This should be discussed with your surgeon.

Open Hernia Repair
Incisions for open hernia repair

TAPP Right Inguinal
Incisions in keyhole TAPP right inguinal Hernia Repair

Disadvantages over open operation

  • General Anaesthetic is always necessary.
  • Patients with very large hernias or previous lower abdominal surgery may not be suitable.

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