What Is Inguinal Hernia Repair?

Q:
What is inguinal hernia repair?

A:
A hernia is tissue that bulges out of a weak spot in the abdominal wall. Inguinal hernia repair is  a surgery to repair a hernia in your groin.

During inguinal hernia repair, the surgeon pushes the bulging tissues back into the abdomen while stitching and reinforcing the portion of the abdominal wall containing the defect.

This repair can be done with open or laparoscopic surgery. You and your surgeon should discuss which type of surgery is right for you.

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