Why is inguinal hernia surgery necessary?
Inguinal hernia surgery is necessary to prevent the following complications:
The hernia can grow over time and exert pressure on the surrounding tissues. This can cause severe pain and swelling. In men, the hernia can even enter the scrotum and lead to intense discomfort.
The hernia tissue can get trapped and turn incarcerated. This can cause nausea, pain, vomiting, and problems in bowel functioning.
If the hernia tissue is trapped for long enough, the blood supply to the trapped part can get restricted. This can have serious and even life-threatening implications.
Therefore, it is advised to tend to hernia symptoms as soon as possible. Timely medical attention and surgical treatment can save you from any serious complications.
Why should you prefer laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery?
The laparoscopic technique for hernia repair is an advanced approach that offers a number of benefits over conventional open surgery.
Benefits of laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery include:
- Minimally invasive surgery- No major incisions or stitches involved
- No long term scars left behind from the surgery
- Only minimal bleeding involved during the surgery
- Painless treatment- with the use of anesthesia
- Quick procedure- takes only 30-45 minutes to complete
- Short stay at the hospital (usually for 1-2 days)
- Almost nil chances of complications or infections post-surgery
- Smooth significant recovery within a week. Complete recovery may take 2-3 weeks
What are the risks of laparoscopic inguinal repair hernia surgery?
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair surgery is highly safe and the chances of complications are negligible. However, if the surgery is performed by an inexperienced professional or if you have any other medical conditions, the following complications may arise:
- Postoperative bleeding and infections in the wound
- Injuries to the neighboring organs
- Problems in urinating
- Bladder injury
- Testicular swelling and pain
- Recurrence of the hernia
These risks associated with laparoscopic hernia surgery can be avoided by choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon.