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What is laparoscopic incisional hernia repair: What You Need to Know

If you have an incisional hernia, you may want to get it repaired. This type of hernia repair is a laparoscopic procedure, which means that it is done by making small incisions and inserting the tools. It makes it a much less difficult procedure to recover from and reduces scarring. But what is the procedure done to repair an incisional hernia?

What Is An Incisional Hernia?

It’s a protrusion of tissue that happens when a surgical scar is healing. When the incision is made to perform a surgery, the incision needs to heal after the surgery is done. During this process, the scar tissue is forming and is not as thick as the skin around the incision. This allows hernias to form if the incision isn’t fully healed. People who have had surgery on their abdomen are at risk for these types of hernias.

What Is The Procedure?

The procedure is a relatively simple one performed all the time by doctors. Similar to other hernia surgeries, the tissue is pushed back into place, the scar tissue is removed, and a surgical mesh is put on the opening to prevent the hernia from happening again. It requires general anesthesia and after the surgery is finished, the patient is awoken. This procedure is recovered from quickly and typically the patient will leave the hospital on the day of the surgery. However, taking a week or two off work is recommended to recover from the surgery.

In Summary

● Incisional hernias are abdominal hernias that result after surgery near the incision site. ● They are easily repaired through a laparoscopic procedure.