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Inguinal Hernia

At Costamed Medical Group, we understand the importance of effectively addressing health issues, and one of them can be inguinal hernias, often identified as a bulge in the groin. If you're experiencing heaviness, burning, or have noticed a lump in your groin that moves or appears when you cough or lift objects, it's crucial to understand your treatment options. In this comprehensive guide, we will provide you with complete information about inguinal hernia surgery, including a differentiation between open surgery and laparoscopic surgery, as well as the benefits that each approach can offer to improve your quality of life. Our mission is to provide you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about your health.


Brief Description

Inguinal hernia repair surgery, known as hernioplasty, is a medical procedure designed to correct bulges in the groin that can cause discomfort and pain. Below, we'll delve into what this surgery involves, why it's performed, and the benefits it offers to relieve your symptoms and enhance your well-being.


What it Involves?


Inguinal hernioplasty is performed to repair the weakened area of the abdominal wall that allows internal organs, such as the intestines, to protrude, creating a bulge in the groin. There are two main approaches to this surgery: open surgery and laparoscopic surgery.


  • Open Surgery. - In this approach, an incision is made in the groin to access the affected area. The surgeon repairs the weakened abdominal wall and, in most cases, reinforces the area with a synthetic mesh, ensuring that the organs are held in place. This technique is more traditional and may be suitable for larger or more complex hernias.


  • Laparoscopic Surgery. - In this less invasive procedure, a video camera and special surgical instruments are inserted through small incisions in the abdomen. Guided by the images transmitted by the camera, the surgeon performs the hernia repair and, when necessary, reinforces it by placing a synthetic mesh. Laparoscopic surgery generally results in less postoperative pain and a faster recovery.


Why the Surgery is Performed?

Inguinal hernia surgery is performed for several reasons:


  • Pain and Discomfort. - Groin bulges can cause pain, discomfort, and a burning sensation, affecting your quality of life.


  • Prevention of Complications. - If left untreated, inguinal hernias can increase in size and lead to serious complications, such as incarceration or strangulation, where trapped tissue can become damaged.


  • Improved Quality of Life. - Surgery can relieve symptoms, prevent complications, and allow a return to normal activities without discomfort.


Benefits of the Surgery

Inguinal hernia surgery offers several benefits:

  • Pain Relief. - One of the most notable benefits is relief from the pain and discomfort associated with groin bulges.


  • Swift Recovery. - Laparoscopic surgery generally results in a faster recovery, less postoperative pain, and smaller scars compared to open surgery.


  • Prevention of Complications. - Hernia repair prevents the risk of serious and potentially dangerous complications.


At Costamed Medical Group, we are dedicated to your well-being and quality of life. If you're dealing with groin bulges or related symptoms, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our specialists to discuss your treatment options and make informed decisions about your health.