Recommended For Single-Side Inguinal Hernia Repair
Patients who are suffering from pain and discomfort because of their inguinal hernia and whose hernia is not possible to be massaged back into the abdomen can be the candidates for single-side inguinal hernia repair. However, many patients with an inguinal hernia do not require such treatment since their hernias disappear with time or are possible to be dealt with in the doctor's office.
Single-side inguinal hernia repair, also called,unilateral inguinal hernia repair is the condition of having an inguinal hernia on the only one side of the groin. Single-side inguinal hernia repair can be performed in two different ways either as alaparoscopic inguinal hernia repair or an open inguinal hernia operation. Single-side inguinal hernia repair belongs to the easiest cases for doctors. In comparison to a bilateral inguinal hernia repair, unilateral inguinal hernia repair is a relatively easier procedure, but it needs a different kind of management.
How It Is Performed
Unilateral inguinal hernia repair can be performed in two different ways, including open inguinal hernia surgeryand laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.
•Open inguinal hernia surgery- in open inguinal hernia surgery surgeons make a large cut and they push the hernia back and then close the muscle walls, therefore keeping bowels inside of the abdomen.
•Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair- in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair surgeons make several small cuts and use different medical instruments including a laparoscope which is a tube-shaped tool with light and camera on it. Although laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair has a longer operation time and higher expenses, it is known to have a shorter recovery period.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.