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Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

What is Hernia?

A hernia is a surgical condition that occurs when an organ or tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue. This can cause a bulge or swelling in the affected area and may cause discomfort, pain, or other symptoms. Hernia can occur in various parts of the body but are most commonly found in the abdomen and groin areas.

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What are the types of Hernia?

Inguinal hernia, ventral hernia, and umbilical hernia are the common types of hernia that can occur in the human body.

Inguinal Hernia:

These hernias occur in the groin area, where the abdominal muscles meet the thigh. They are the most common type of hernia, and are more common in men than women. In laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, small incisions are made in the abdomen and a laparoscope, a thin, lighted instrument, is inserted to visualize the hernia. The hernia is then repaired using a mesh patch, which is secured in place using small sutures or staples. The advantages of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair include less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery times.

Ventral Hernia:

They occur in the abdominal wall and can happen anywhere from the chest to the groin. They are often caused by weakened abdominal muscles due to previous surgeries, injuries, or pregnancy. In laparoscopic ventral hernia repair, small incisions are made in the abdomen and a laparoscope is inserted to visualize the hernia. The hernia is then repaired with a mesh patch, which is secured in place with sutures or staples.

Umbilical Hernia:

They occur when tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles around the belly button. They are common in infants, but can also occur in adults. In laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair, small incisions are made in the abdomen and a laparoscope is inserted to visualize the hernia. The hernia is repaired using a mesh patch, which is secured in place with sutures or staples.

What are the Symptoms of Hernia?

The symptoms of a hernia can vary depending on the type andseverity of the hernia. Here are the common symptoms
Bulge or swelling in the affected area, usually in the abdomen or groin
Pain or discomfort in the affected area, especially when lifting heavy objects, coughing, or bending over
A feeling of pressure or heaviness in the affected area
Weakness or pressure in
the affected area
Aching or burning sensation in the affected area
Nausea or
Constipation or difficulty passing stool
Difficulty urinating (for inguinal hernias)
It is important to see a healthcare provider if you experience any of these symptoms, as untreated hernias can lead to complications such as incarceration or strangulation.

About Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic hernia repair is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to treat inguinal, ventral, and umbilical hernias. Hernias occur when there is a weakness in the abdominal wall, allowing an organ or tissue to protrude through the opening. They can cause discomfort, pain, and potentially serious complications if left untreated.

How is the procedure done?

During a laparoscopic hernia surgery, the patient is placed under general anesthesia. Several small incisions are made in the abdomen, and a laparoscope (a small telescope) is inserted through one of the incisions to allow the surgeon to see inside the body.

Next, specialized surgical instruments are inserted through the other small incisions to repair the hernia. The hernia is gently pushed back into place and the weakened muscle wall is reinforced with a synthetic mesh. The mesh is held in place with surgical staples or sutures.

What can you expect during the post-surgical care after hernia repair?

After the hernia repair, the incision is closed with sutures or surgical staples. Depending on the extent of the surgery, the patient may be able to go home the same day or may need to stay in the hospital for a day or two. Recovery time can vary depending on the type and size of the hernia, but most patients can resume normal activities within a few weeks. It’s important to follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions, including avoiding heavy lifting and strenuous activity for a period of time to allow for proper healing.

Why opt for Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery?

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Dr. Anand, one of Bengaluru’s top Laparoscopy Surgeon has an extensive experience in Laparoscopic surgery, including advanced techniques in hernia repair and strives to deliver successful outcomes with minimal complications. Seek his guidance on the best treatment for hernias and get back to a comfortable, pain-free life.


A hernia can be caused by a variety of factors, including heavy lifting, coughing, obesity, and pregnancy.
Common symptoms of a hernia include a bulge or lump in the affected area, pain or discomfort during movement or when lifting heavy objects, and a feeling of pressure or fullness in the affected area.
Hernias are quite common in India, with an estimated incidence of about 10% of the population. They are more common in men than women and can occur at any age.
If your hernia pain becomes severe, sudden, or is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or other symptoms, get evaluated by a healthcare professional.
No, a hernia cannot go away on its own. It will require surgery to be repaired. Leaving a hernia untreated can lead to potentially serious complications.
In some cases, a hernia can become trapped or incarcerated, which can cut off blood flow to the affected organ or tissue and lead to serious complications.
Laparoscopic hernia repair surgery is minimally invasive, resulting in less pain, scarring, and faster recovery time compared to traditional surgery. It also has a lower risk of complications and a higher success rate.
Factors such as the size and location of the hernia, your overall health and medical history, and any underlying conditions will help your doctor evaluate your case to determine if laparoscopic hernia repair surgery is appropriate for you.
The surgery usually takes about an hour or less to complete, depending on the size and complexity of the hernia.
Recovery time varies depending on the patient’s individual circumstances, but most people can return to work and normal activities within a week to 10 days after the surgery.
Laparoscopic hernia repair surgery is highly effective, with a success rate of more than 90% for most types of hernias.