Surgical Options

Hernias can be complex. Learning more doesn’t have to be.

Signs and symptoms

A hernia may be noticed as a bulge or protrusion that is most noticeable when coughing, lifting, or rising from a sitting to standing position. 

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How is a hernia diagnosed?

Hernia repair options

In a hernia repair surgery, a mesh implant is often used to reinforce the weakened tissue and close the opening. 

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Surgical consult

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The road to recovery typically begins right away after surgery.

What to expect after hernia surgery

In addition to your mesh options, you should also discuss surgical approach options with your doctor.

Open Repair

In an open repair, an incision is made at the site of the hernia. The mesh is placed between layers of muscle for the most durable repair.1

Laparoscopic repairs

Laparoscopic repairs are a type of minimally invasive surgery and may only require small "key hole" incisions. These repairs use a small camera and specialized minimally invasive tools.

Patients may experience a faster recovery following a laparoscopic repair compared to an open surgery.2

Robotic hernia repair

Similar to laparoscopic repair, a robotic hernia repair is a minimally invasive surgery requiring small incisions. The surgeon controls the procedure from a specialized robotic console. 2

Patients may experience a faster recovery following robotic surgery compared to an open surgery.3

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