The most comprehensive, structured curriculum and hands-on training for laparoscopic Hernia Repair
For patients with recurrent inguinal hernia, or bilateral inguinal hernia, or for women, laparoscopic repair offers significant advantages over open techniques with regard to recurrence risk, pain, and recovery. For unilateral first-time hernias, either laparoscopic or open repair with mesh can offer excellent results. The major drawback of laparoscopy is that the technique requires a significant number of cases to master.
A hernia happens when an organ (e.g. the intestines) pushes through an opening in the muscle that keeps it in place (e.g. the abdominal wall). The most common type is an inguinal hernia, which occurs when the intestines push through the inguinal canal in the lower abdomen. Left untreated, a hernia can progress to become more painful and dangerous, even become life-threatening.