Keith Paley, M.D., a surgeon at Mayo Clinic Health System, discusses the benefits of laparoscopic hernia repair.
Laparoscopic hernia repair
Enlarging or painful hernias usually require surgery to relieve discomfort and prevent serious complications. Surgical treatments include open hernia repair and laparoscopic hernia repair. In many cases, laparoscopy is a good choice for inguinal hernias because there is less discomfort and patients experience a quicker recovery. It is a type of minimally invasive surgery. Patients who have minimally invasive surgery often go home the same day and do not require an overnight hospital stay.