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Doctor insights on: Types Of Inguinal Hernia Repair

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia Repair (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the lining of the abdominal cavity protrudes, creating a sac. Hernias are common in the groin, belly button, upper-midline, or associated w/scars. The exact method of repair varies w/the type & size of the hernia as well as patient-factors, however, the basic principle is the same: close the hole, often ...Read more


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What is advantage of laporascopic repair of inguinal hernia?

What is advantage of laporascopic repair of inguinal hernia?

Laparoscopic hernia: I perform both open and laparoscopic hernias, but would have it done laparoscopically if I had a hernia. The lap hernia has a smaller scar, less pain, quicker recovery time, allows you to look at the opposite side for a hernia (and repair it if found) and the same recurrence rate as open inguinal hernia repairs. ...Read more

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Complication of inguinal hernia?

Untreated: If you mean an untreated inguinal (groin) hernia. Complications of a hernia can be pain, hernia enlargement, low risks of bowel obstruction, hernia incarceration or strangulation resulting in dead bowel... Most inguinal hernias do not get complications. ...Read more

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Could an inguinal hernia repair elevate the risk of testicular cancer?

Could an inguinal hernia repair elevate the risk of testicular cancer?

Not really: Testicular cancer risk could increase in case of undescended testicle that could be associated with hernia repairing the hernia and bringing the testicle down right around birth could decrease that chance but in later ages most likely testicle has to go while repairing the hernia because the risk is too much now regular hernia repair has no effect on testicular cancer. ...Read more

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How are hiatal and inguinal hernia different?

Location: A hiatal hernia occurs in the diaphragm, so that abdominal organs end up in the chest (usually just part of the stomach). An inguinal hernia occurs in the groin. The treatments are different, although both can be approached without a long traditional incision (laparoscopic surgery). ...Read more

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What is involved with mesh removal after inguinal hernia?

What is involved with mesh removal after inguinal hernia?

Hard work: Mesh placed for a hernia repair may need to be removed , either for infection, intractable post op pain of an extended period, or for hernia recurrence. In the latter, the graft should be left in place , and repaired with another adjacent or overlying graft. To remove a graft requires an open exploration, removal of tacks or sutures, then direct removal of the graft. Can be difficult. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bloating after open inguinal hernia repair common?

Bloating after open inguinal hernia repair common?

Can be: Constipation after general anesthesia and general surgical procedure is common. It can cause pain, bloating, nausea, and worse. Drink lots of liquids, use fiber and laxatives, slow down on solids in diet until your bowels are moving twice a day. ...Read more

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Besides a larger incision site what is the difference between open hernia repair and laparscopic hernia repair?

Besides a larger incision site what is the difference between open hernia repair and laparscopic  hernia repair?

Lap is from behind.: The open approach is an anterior approach or one that repairs the hernia through the skin incision above the hernia. The laparoscopic repair is a posterior approach to the hernia . This technique from behind the hernia inlapherently has the advantage of a wider overlap of patch material which yields a lower recurrence rate in many cases. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an inguinal hernia strangulation?

What are the symptoms of an inguinal hernia strangulation?

Pain, vomiting: An incarcerated or strangulated hernia is often very painful, and there would be a painful hard lump at the hernia site that does not go back inside. Vomiting and sometimes low fever. Often unable to eat. It is usually a distinctive and significantly new change of marked painful swelling at the hernia, and can be a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Are inguinal hernia repairs very serious surgeries?

Are inguinal hernia repairs very serious surgeries?

No: Hernia surgery is one of the most common operations performed in the U.S. As with any surgery there are complications, but for inguinal hernia surgery they are minor and infrequent. ...Read more

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Results of CT abd/pelvis, 2 fatty inguinal hernias, fatty umbilical hernia and hiatal hernia. What are these & what is treatment and risks of treatmen?

Results of CT abd/pelvis, 2 fatty inguinal hernias, fatty umbilical hernia and hiatal hernia. What are these & what is treatment and risks of treatmen?

Surgery if pain: If the inguinal (groin) hernias and umbilical hernia are causing you discomfort, they should be fixed. A hernia is a bulge of tissue through a defect. A hiatal hernia is where part of the stomach goes up past the diaphragm into the lower chest. There are different types. A surgeon would have to evaluate this to see if surgery is needed. He or she may also do an endoscopy (egd). ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between inguinal open mesh hernia repair and constipation?

Is there any correlation between inguinal open mesh hernia repair and constipation?

Maybe: But only early after surgery while taking narcotic medications, which can cause constipation. If you are not taking pain medication & the hernia is already well healed then hernia surgery & constipation would likely be unrelated. See your family doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a hernia repair surgery?

What are the risks of a hernia repair surgery?

What I tell patients: Risk of recurrence, bleeding, infection, chronic or temporary pain in the area, loss of sensation to inside leg and scrotum, seroma or fluid collection, injury to femoral vein or artery. These are from the surgery, anesthesia carries its own risks. ...Read more

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Could small recurrence of inguinal hernia be detected with ultrasound. (note repair done with mesh in open style)?

Could small recurrence of inguinal hernia be detected with ultrasound. (note repair done with mesh in open style)?

It could.: Beside physical exam, ct is the "gold standard" for detecting recurrent hernia. However, since the hernia may be transiet (comes and goes) it might not be "seen with any imaging study. ...Read more

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What is involved in hiatal hernia surgery?

What is involved in hiatal hernia surgery?

2 main parts: Though individual variations occur, the usual objectives include appropriate reapproximation of the diaphragm defect and some form of gastropexy - usually complete fundoplasty or partial. If the defect is large or recurrent in nature, a mesh may be needed for repair. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

An inguinal hernia is a hernia that occurs in the inguinal region (groin). It passes out throughout the muscle in a canal near the spermatic ...Read more


Dr. David Earle
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Inguinal Hernia Repair (Definition)

The repair if a defect in the inguinal canal this is usually performed with mesh. It can be ...Read more