Hernia repair involves the surgical repair of a tear in the abdominal wall that results in tissues or organs bulging through the tear, often causing pain or discomfort.
- general anesthesia is typically used
- surgeon will make three to five small incisions to the abdomen
- a laparoscope (with a tiny camera) is inserted into the abdomen
- the abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide gas to create working space for the surgeon
- thin surgical instruments are inserted and utilized to push the bulging tissue back into place
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