Laparoscopic Hernia surgery is a surgical intervention that aims at treating a hernia. The condition is marked by an opening in the abdominal cavity that allows the internal organ to protrude out. Laparoscopic surgery uses high definition imaging guidance to carry out the procedure without large incisions or cuts.
- A surgical procedure is performed under the influence of general anaesthesia.
- It involves the use of a laparoscope, which is a long flexible instrument that can be inserted inside the body by making a small incision near the belly button.
- Once the instrument is inside, it can be used for a detailed examination of the concerned area.
- A surgical camera that is used during the procedure helps to generate the images on an enlarged screen
- The abdominal cavity is filled with carbon dioxide gas, to inflate it for better vision.
- This is followed by carefully cutting the peritoneum for exposing the underlying abdominal wall.
- A small mesh is then used to cover the defective part of the abdominal wall and prevent further protrusion.
- Once the hernia has been repaired, the incision is closed.
Various benefits of laparoscopic hernia surgery include:
- Small incision
- Minimal pain
- Less scarring
- Faster recovery
- Shorter hospital stay