Hernia Surgery

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair or Keyhole Hernia Surgery

Keyhole hernia surgery has evolved over the last decade.

Advantages of keyhole TAPP hernia repair over an open operation

  • Keyhole surgery means there is generally
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Smaller incisions and faster Recovery.
  • No further incisions required for patients with hernias in both groins (bi-lateral hernia).
  • Ideal method for patients with recurrent hernias after previous surgery
  • Early discharge from hospital - either same day or next day after surgery.
  • Very early return to work. Often within 3 days for office workers and around 1 to 2 weeks for manual workers. This should be discussed with your surgeon.
Hernia SurgeryIncisions for open hernia repair
Hernia SurgeryIncisions in keyhole TAPP right inguinal Hernia Repair

Disadvantages over open operation

  • General Anaesthetic is always necessary.
  • Patients with very large hernias or previous lower abdominal surgery may not be suitable.