What Are the Treatment Options for an Inguinal Hernia?
Sometimes, an inguinal hernia can be managed by watchful waiting, particularly if the hernia is not causing any symptoms. Symptomatic inguinal hernias can be repaired by surgically replacing the tissue back into the abdominal cavity and reinforcing the area so that the hernia does not reoccur. This reinforcement can be accomplished with a piece of mesh or with suturing.
Two surgical options for treating inguinal hernias include:
- An open hernia repair includes a moderate incision near the hernia site
- A laparoscopic hernia repair includes a few smaller incisions near the hernia site
At Advanced Laparoscopic Associates, we excel at treating inguinal hernias using a minimally invasive, laparoscopic and approach. We incorporate the use of robotics into our hernia repairs for even greater precision and control and to improve surgical recovery outcomes for our patients. Both laparoscopic and robotic hernia surgery involve the use of small tools, small incisions and flexible cameras. The difference is, in robotic hernia surgery, the surgeon controls a robotic arm from a console instead of using the surgical tools him- or herself.
To learn more about our state-of-the-art hernia repair techniques or to be evaluated for symptoms of an inguinal hernia, contact us today.