Hernia surgery is a surgical procedure that is used to repair a hernia, which is a condition in which an internal organ or tissue protrudes through a weakened area of muscle or connective tissue.
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with hernia surgery, including bleeding, infection, and complications related to anesthesia. However, hernia surgery is generally considered safe and effective in repairing hernias and preventing their recurrence.
The most common type of hernia is an inguinal hernia, which occurs in the groin area and is more common in men.
General surgery procedures can be performed as open surgery, in which a large incision is made in the body, or as minimally invasive surgery, in which small incisions are made and specialized tools and a camera are used to perform the surgery. Minimally invasive surgery, also known as laparoscopic surgery or keyhole surgery, can result in less pain, scarring, and a shorter recovery time compared to open surgery.
After the surgery, the patient will be monitored in the recovery area and may be able to go home the same day. The recovery time can vary depending on the type of hernia surgery and the individual patient, but most people are able to return to their normal activities within a few weeks.