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Which patients may benefit from a laparoscopic hernia repair?

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In brief: Bilateral, recurrent

Patients with bilateral hernias (both left and right sides), and recurrent hernias are usually good candidates for laparoscopic hernia repair.
However, only after a detailed consultation and physical examination can your surgeon determine whether laparoscopic hernia repair is right for you.

In brief: Bilateral, recurrent

Patients with bilateral hernias (both left and right sides), and recurrent hernias are usually good candidates for laparoscopic hernia repair.
However, only after a detailed consultation and physical examination can your surgeon determine whether laparoscopic hernia repair is right for you.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Ventral, Inguinal

There is no consensus in the surgical literature whether laparoscopic or open hernia repair is superior; however, most hernia surgeons tend to be divided into one camp or another. As a laparoscopic enthusiast, i find the benefit proportional to the size of the incision you are avoiding.
Therefore, people with large ventral hernias are often excellent candidates for laparoscopic repairs.

In brief: Ventral, Inguinal

There is no consensus in the surgical literature whether laparoscopic or open hernia repair is superior; however, most hernia surgeons tend to be divided into one camp or another. As a laparoscopic enthusiast, i find the benefit proportional to the size of the incision you are avoiding.
Therefore, people with large ventral hernias are often excellent candidates for laparoscopic repairs.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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