A 30-year-old female asked:
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is it true when repairing a inscional hernia unlike most surgeries laproscopic surgery is a bigger surgery then a open one?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Tv really does vary. It is not so much the "size" of the surgery that is important for long term good results in an incisional hernia repair as it is to have a good, strong repair that will make it less likely to recur. Discuss your specific case with your surgeon.
Answered on Mar 21, 2016

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