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A 46-year-old female asked:

I have a spigi.hernia and also a hernia in a old scar. how would the doctors remove? with a cut or laparoscopic surgery. how long hospital stay?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Sameway: Spegalian hernia develops inside the layers abdominal wall muscles, lateral to rectus abdominal muscle ( semilunrar line ) it could be repaired by open incision , or by laparoscopic method as shown in picture the defect as seen through the scope usually a mesh graft used to fill the weakness , most of the time home by next day, speak to your surgeon.
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Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Both options: Hernias from previous incisions are frequently (about 85%) associated with multiple hernia defects undetected on physical exam. Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is more difficult than open, and only used about 25% of cases in the us. It is however associated with a lower wound complication rate, which prompted the va system to stop a comparative study. Need a proper eval by a hernia surgeon.
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Last updated Jun 3, 2018

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