A 25-year-old male asked:
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Why is an open inguinal hernia repair better than a laparoscopic hernia repair?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in General Surgery
IT ISN'T, IMO: There are multiple approaches a surgeon can take to repair an inguinal hernia. Factors include age of patient, primary or recurrent hernia, medical issues, size of hernia, etc. My primary choice as a surgeon is a laparoscopic approach, but i certainly use the open technique when i feel it's best. Discuss with your surgeon, as both approaches are viable. Good luck.
Answered on Aug 27, 2019

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