What happens During Surgery?
A general anesthetic will be administered before the surgery commences.
A few incisions will be made on the abdomen to insert some ports. The abdominal cavity will be filled with gas. A small camera (laparoscope) will be inserted to evaluate the area. Once identified the affected abdomen wall will be repaired.
There is a second option for Inguinal Hernia surgery called the open surgery. The surgeon will cut open through your abdomen near the hernia and repair the weak tissue.
How long will I stay in hospital?
You can return home on the same day or after 1 or 2 days staying in the hospital.
What is my recovery time?
You will spend a short period of time in recovery after surgery to allow the anaesthetic to wear off. Pain may be present after the operation. Take over the counter medicine to reduce the pain. Avoid strenuous activities for at least 6 weeks. Recommended to do regular light exercises for the first few days such as walking to speed up your recovery.