Laparoscopic Hernia Repair. Gordon Buchanan Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon. Background. Colorectal Surgery – Lap and Open General and Emergency Surgery Lap Appendicectomy Lap Cholecystectomy Hernia – why not lap?. What is possible ?. Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia
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Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE - 2004 Laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernia repair1.1 Laparoscopic surgery is recommended as one of the treatment options for the repair of inguinal hernia.1.2 To enable patients to choose between open laparoscopic - transabdominal preperitoneal [TAPP] - totally extraperitoneal [TEP], fully informed of all risks and benefits associated with each of the three procedures.
RisksRisks of any operation (anaesthetic, DVT etc)Risks specific to inguinal hernia repair:Immediate:Bleeding at the time of surgery Damage to the testicular vessels or other structures (rare) Early:Haematoma in wound or scrotum Infection of the wound (<5%), Retention of urine.