Open VS Laparoscopic Hernia Repair:
When it comes to Hernia repair, there are two options to consider: Open surgery, or better: Laparoscopic Surgery. The aim of this topic is to explain to you the advantages of Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, giving a better look at which choice (Laparoscopic or Open) you should put into consideration.
Laparoscopic Hernia surgery has developed gradually over the last 30 years until it reached its unique advantages over the open techniques in terms of its safety, less pain, and less complication.
Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery is done using a delicate scope through small openings, to visualize and release the tissues around the hernia under supreme vision followed by the insertion of a mesh to protect the repair and support the abdominal wall. This technique has become very popular as it avoids big incision which is used in open techniques. Nevertheless, the open technique still has its own advantages in limited certain cases only.
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, If it is performed by a well-trained and experienced laparoscopic surgeon, it yields over 98% success rate, and there is no doubt that it is the first choice surgical technique.
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair, comparing it to open surgery has more advantages in terms of:
- No risk of incisional hernia (key-hole surgery).
- Less pain after surgery
- Recovery time is shorter
- Faster return to work and daily activities
- Cosmetically better
- Suitable for bilateral hernia
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