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. .
Less pain/recovery . On average, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair has less pain and shorter recovery compared to open hernia repair. This is however dependent on the training and experience of the surgeon. If the surgeon doesn't have enough experience with a laparoscopic approach, and open approach is probably better. The best approach however is the one the surgeon feels most comfortable with.
Fix both sides. The adv of lap hernia is the quicker recovery time, ability to fix the other side if a hernia is seen. Lap also avoids the large inguinal incision that would be needed for an open surgery. It does sometimes result in some scrotal swelling the resolves relatively quickly. .
Shorter recovery tim. Laparascopic surgery ios performed thru a scope/ small hole and not thru an open incision. Therefore healing is usually faster as is recovery time.

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I had an umbilical + bi-lateral inguinal hernia successfully repaired with laparoscopic / mesh in 2005. Is weight lifting a good or bad idea? Limits?

Went through. Same thing and had now restrictions at that time. As far as weight limit , don't go nuts and lift more than normal to cause another injury and build back slowly. Read more...
Go for it. The purpose of a hernia repair is to let you live the lifestyle you want. There is always a possibility that your hernias could recur, or that you will get a new hernia, but in my opinion you should not let that limit you. Read more...

I had open sugary, not laparoscopic, on my inguinal hernia. When can I return to work?

1-4 weeks. I advise my patients stay home for a week before returning to work unless their job requires heavy lifting, in which case it is best to wait 3-4 weeks. There are often factors related to the operation that can impact this recommendation, therefore, this is best answered by your surgeon. Read more...
4 weeks standard. You should check with your surgeon but in general most surgeons say no heavy lifting, pushing or pulling for the first 4 weeks. If you do very heavy work (>50 pounds force) you may need 6 weeks or more. Likewise, if you do light deskwork you may be able to return in 2 weeks when your pain is well controlled and you are off of the narcotics. Whatever you do ease back into things slowly. Read more...

I had consult with Dr. For inguinal hernia and he does Lichtenstein procedure. I thought laparoscopic was preferred method.

Depends on. size of hernia, whether it is bilateral or unilateral, recurrent or first time hernia repair. Also patient and surgeon preference. Discuss options with your surgeon, because both have pros and cons. Read more...