Minimally Invasive Style of Hernia Repair in El Paso TX
In the Laparoscopic Hernia Repair three ½-1cm incisions are made by a surgeon in the abdominal wall. A long, thin camera (laparoscope) is then fixed in through an access tube by one incision and two surgical instruments are fixed in through the two remaining incisions. This gives the surgeon a clear “internal” view of the abdominal wall to locate where the hernia defect is. The defect is then medically fixed from inside of the abdominal wall through a piece of surgical mesh.
In comparison to other normal open method, the laparoscopic repair comes with a faster recovery time, with minimal pain and a faster time to return to work and engage in other activities. The approach is best for patients who have bilateral hernias (on both the left and right sides) because they can both be fixed at the simultaneously without any more incisions, and literally no additional discomfort.
Most Patients that have hernia that reoccurs also the perfect candidates this laparoscopic repair, because “open” treatment for recurrent hernias often leads to complications such as relapse, injury to blood vessels and nerve injury. The little incisions that are made during Laparoscopic Hernia Repairs also leads to an different cosmetic result when it is put at par with open procedure.
However, not all patients should have Laparoscopic Hernia Repair. Especially patients who have undergone prostrate surgery, abdominal surgery, or have an history of obesity might not be the best candidate for a laparoscopic repair because visualization might not be possible in their cases. In isolated cases, a laparoscopically surgery might have to be converted to an “open” procedure to increase the success rate of their surgery.
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