Dr. Jaisingh Shinde - Laparoscopic Surgery Specialist in Pune
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair originated in the early 1990s as laparoscopy gained a foothold in general surgery. Inguinal hernias account for 75% of all abdominal wall hernias, and with a lifetime risk of 27% in men and 3% in women. Repair of these hernias is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the world. In the United States, approximately 800,000 inguinal herniorrhaphies are performed annually.
Although open, mesh-based, tension-free repair remains the criterion standard, laparoscopic herniorrhaphy, in the hands of adequately trained surgeons, produces excellent results comparable to those of open repair. In a comparison between open repair and laparoscopic repair, Eklund et al found that 5 years after operation, 1.9% of patients who had undergone laparoscopic repair continued to report moderate or severe pain, compared with 3.5% of those who had undergone open repair.
Reduced postoperative pain
Diminished requirement for narcotics
Earlier return to work