Laparoscopic Groin or Inguinal Hernia Repair

What is Laparoscopic Groin or Inguinal hernia repair

Laparoscopic groin or inguinal hernia repair in Pakistan is like other laparoscopic methods. General sedation is given, and a little cut (entry point) is made in or just beneath the navel. The mid-region is swelled with air so the specialist can see the stomach (gut) organs.

Laparoscopic Groin or Inguinal hernia Procedure

A slight, little scope called a laparoscope is embedded through the cut. The instruments to fix the hernia are embedded through other little entry points in the lower midsection. Mesh is then placed over the imperfection to strengthen the belly wall for the laparoscopic groin or inguinal hernia repair.

There are so many things to keep in mind opting if you ought to have an inguinal hernia fix medical procedure, for example, regardless of whether your hernia is imprisoned or strangulated and whether you have different conditions that should be tended to before hernia fix medical procedure is proper.

Laparoscopic groin or inguinal hernia repair is not the
same as open medical surgery in the accompanying manners:

  • 1A laparoscopic groin or inguinal hernia repair requires a few little cuts rather than a single bigger cut.
  • 2If hernias are on the two sides, the two hernias can be repaired simultaneously without the requirement for a second enormous entry point. The laparoscopic medical procedure permits the specialist to look at both groin regions and all destinations of hernias for absconds. Additionally, the fix or work can be set over every single imaginable part of shortcoming, keeping a hernia from repeating in a similar spot or creating in the other place.
  • 3General sedation is required for the laparoscopic fix. Open hernia repair should be possible under general, spinal, or local anesthesia.

Advantages of Laparoscopic
Groin or Inguinal Hernia repair

  • This procedure is less painful.
  • Patient has to stay for very less time at the hospital
  • Patient can go back to his\her regular life quickly which involves bowel function getting normalized procedure involves few incisions so quite less pain
  • Laparoscopic Groin or Inguinal Hernia Repair cause quite less scarring than other open procedures.
  • It involves fewer wound infections
  • Faster going back to a regular diet and drinks


Laparoscopic Groin or Inguinal Hernia is recommended for the following people.

  • Have an incarcerated hernia
  • Have bleeding issues like Hemophilia
  • People who have many abdominal surgeries already
  • People with severe emphysema
Hernia Repair in Pakistan

Inguinal hernia in infants and children

An inguinal hernia is a bulge that develops near the groin region, between the belly and the thigh. It happens when a portion of the intestine bulges out through a weak point in the abdominal muscles. It is very common in newborn babies; around 3-5% of healthy and full-term babies are born with one, the incidence of inguinal hernia raises up to 30% in preterm babies. If an inguinal hernia is left untreated, it can cause serious problems; let’s look into the signs and symptoms of inguinal hernia.

How to know if your child has an inguinal hernia

Hernias can occur at any age but are most common in newborns. They can be tricky to notice and may not be prominent for a few weeks or even months after birth.

  • You can see a bulge in the groin or scrotum when your child has an inguinal hernia.
  • The bulge will typically come and go.
  • It may get bigger and more visible due to increased pressure in the belly, such as when your child is coughing, crying, or straining. However, straining and crying do not cause hernias.
  • The bulge may go away or get smaller at night when your child is asleep or relaxed.

Complications of inguinal hernia

  • If the organs inside the belly get trapped inside the hernia, it is called incarcerated hernia, and it requires immediate medical attention. The bulge may get much firmer and even red; your child will feel pain, tenderness, and may have vomiting.
  • When the blood supply of the contents of the hernia gets cut off, it becomes strangulated hernia. The symptoms can include severe pain, no appetite, vomiting, redness or bruising around the bulge, sometimes fever and bloody stools.

Treating inguinal hernia

Surgery is required to repair an inguinal hernia. You will have to visit a pediatric surgeon for inguinal hernia repair. At ALSA Pakistan, our pediatric surgeon Dr. Muhammad Mohsin uses advanced laparoscopic techniques to treat inguinal hernia with minimum discomfort and a quick recovery period. The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes, and you can go home the same day.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery involves performing surgery using small holes in the abdomen and inserting a camera with different tools to complete the surgery without making a large cut. This offers a lesser chance of developing infections, much fewer scars, and post-surgical pain, Early return to work and normal activities.

Is laparoscopic hernia surgery painful?

Laparoscopic hernia surgery is much less painful than open hernia surgery and can be well-controlled with over-the-counter pain medications.

How much time will it take to recover from a laparoscopic hernia surgery?

Laparoscopic hernia surgery offers early recovery from surgery with reducing pain and early return to work and activities.

Is Laparoscopic groin or Inguinal surgery is safe?

Laparoscopic groin or Inguinal surgery is very safe as compared to the open surgical procedure for removing hernias as it involves very less incisions.