Keyhole hernia repair
Keyhole (laparoscopic) hernia surgery has significant advantages for patients but must be carried out by an expert surgeon (ideally have performed in excess of 100 keyhole hernia repairs). Most keyhole hernia surgery is carried out for groin (inguinal) hernias. No large cut is made in the groin and because of this patients tend to have a more pain free recovery and return to activity more quickly – this is particularly noticible for patients having surgery in both groins. There is growing evidence that chronic pain rates (groin discomfort lasting more than 1 year) are also much lower for keyhole repairs. Keyhole surgery is also being used more and more to treat wound (incisional) hernias and other abdominal wall hernias.
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