Inguinal Hernia and Laparoscopic treatment

Written by: Dr.Prof. Alfredo Moreno Egea
Published: | Updated: 17/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Inguinal Hernia usually caused by repeated efforts. Cause constant discomfort and can be complicated. Hence the importance of treating it as quickly as possible. Laparoscopy is one of the most effective techniques, with better recovery.

Causes of an inguinal hernia

The inguinal hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall that allows the passage of abdominal contents (bowel loops) and then the inguinal canal into the scrotum. They usually occur during the course of life due to repeated efforts, and is one of the most common diseases of the working population.


Consequences of an inguinal hernia

Hernias cause pain or discomfort during any activity, coughing, lifting, even when urinating or defecating. People notice a tumor or lump in his groin, which sometimes is transmitted to the testicle. What we should note is that all hernia has a risk of complicated (trapped a piece of intestine and necrotic) and mortality should be avoided with early operation. This risk is higher in women and in older people, so they should be given preference and no delay in waiting lists.


Treatment of Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia

All hernia is diagnosed, experts say in general surgery , it should be operated within 3 months, just so avoid the serious complications that can occur, and recover on the same day and an active lifestyle without fear. Laparoscopy is currently the best form of treatment. Assumed, like classical surgery, placing a mesh repairing all the damaged wall, but through three small incisions of 3 to 5 mm, providing a total control of the area by direct vision with a TV monitor. No need to break the muscles to reach the hernia, as the addresses from the navel which is a natural access.


Advantages of Laparoscopy to treat an inguinal hernia

Laparoscopy hernia repair tissues without breaking the person, so that the problems of classical surgery disappear as seroma, infection or injury scar. No stitches are needed, so the nerve pain is too much rarer. The best view and control avoid the risk of vascular injury and thus, testicular atrophy and sexual dysfunction (diseyaculación), which are quite common in classical surgery but are not problems of this form of trading.


Recovery of an inguinal hernia

No entry is needed in the hospital and physical and mental recovery of the patient is much faster. The time required off work is less, so it is ideal for active people, workers and athletes who may not be out for a month hoping to heal a painful wound. It is also the only way to repair a "bilateral inguinal hernia" (on both sides) at the same time without adding scars, and is also ideal when a previous surgery ("recurrent hernia") has already failed.


Council for the treatment of an inguinal hernia

Each person has a hernia requires surgery to measure, according to their problems (diseases, obesity, etc.) and type of hernia. Only a skilled and experienced surgeon can be honest and suggest the operation that is best for you. 

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By Dr.Prof. Alfredo Moreno Egea

Dr. Alfredo Moreno Egea is Doctor "Cum Laude" in Medicine and Surgery, Academic Correspondent and Professor of Surgery. Has over 25 years experience in the specialty, being instructor Laparoscopic Surgery for other novice surgeons and residents, Wall Unit Coordinator Abdominal Hernia Diploma from the University of Monterrey, and Secretary General of the Spanish-American Hernia Society. He has published more than 200 scientific articles in prestigious journals, both national and international (as first author), has participated in numerous conferences and meetings as an expert, it belongs to the Editorial Board of numerous journals and is a regular speaker at conferences specialty. He is currently Head of the Hernia Clinic referral center for troubleshooting the abdominal wall (Hernia) of abdominal contouring (tummy tucks) and treat post-surgical inguinal nerve pain (neurectomy), among other conditions.

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