Inguinal Hernia

An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal canal occuring near the groin. The swelling that occurs can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over, or lift a heavy object. It can occur on one side or both sides.

Inguinal hernia  does not heal on its own and can lead to life-threatening complications. Your doctor will likely recommend surgery to correct a painful or growing inguinal hernia. Inguinal hernia repair is a common surgical procedure.

Both open( classic)  and laparoscopic approaches can be applied. In both methods we usually use a synthetic material that is called ” mesh” to repair the defect

The treatment option varies according to the patient’s additional diseases, the urgency of the situation and the size of the hernia. But we usually prefer laparoscopic approach if there is no evidence of absolute contraindication.