LAPAROSCOPIC RESTORATION OF INGUINAL HERNIA. WHY CHOOSE IT?
Patients with inguinal hernia who need surgery are faced with the dilemma of the classic open against modern laparoscopic rehabilitation.
In the medical literature, the rates of complications and recurrence are similar for both approaches. This means that unwanted events or recurrence of a hernia on the operated side have the same chance of occurring either in the open mesh technique as described by Lichtenstein and its variants, or in laparoscopic TAPP or TEP restoration.
Laparoscopic access, however, has a significant advantage in minor injury. This means not only the incision in the skin, but mainly the incisions in the denervation. With the creation of the working holes the maximum induced trauma to either the skin or the ribs is a maximum of 2cm. On the contrary, in open restoration it is multiple.
In addition, the mesh is laparoscopically placed on the inner surface of the hernia orifice. Considering that hernia is the internal projection of the contents of the abdomen through a gap in the abdominal wall to the outside, it is understood that laparoscopic restoration is mechanically advantageous since it aims at the generative cause.
In total, the patient undergoes less surgical stress and with the technique of placing the mesh can load his body with weight sooner.
Less pain, shorter recovery, faster mobilization and weight bearing benefit the patient who chooses the laparoscopic access for his inguinal hernia.