Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia repair

Laparoscopic hernia repair is a technique to fix tears or openings in the abdominal wall using small incisions, laparoscopes (small telescopes inserted into the abdomen) and a patch (screen or mesh) to reinforce the abdominal wall. It may offer a quicker return to work and normal activities with decreased pain for some patients.

What is a ventral hernia?
How do I know if I have a hernia?
What causes a ventral hernia?
What are the advantages of the laparoscopic repair?
Are you a candidate for the laparoscopic repair?
What preparations are required?
How is the procedure performed?
What should I expect the day of surgery?
What happens if the operation cannot be performed or completed by the laparoscopic method?
What should I expect after surgery?
What complications can occur?
  • Persistent fever over 39 degrees
  • Bleeding
  • Increased abdominal swelling or pain
  • Pain that is not relieved by your medications
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting
  • Chills
  • Persistent cough or shortness of breath
  • Drainage from any incision
  • Redness surrounding your incisions