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Under general anesthesia, the surgeon places a piece of mesh behind the hernia defect through 2-3 small incisions by using a camera and insufflating the space with carbon dioxide gas. The mesh is held in place with staples.

Key Benefits

  • Low recurrence rate
  • Less pain than tissue and open mesh repairs
  • Rapid return to normal activity
  • Mesh placed behind defect.
  • Good for a recurrent or bilateral hernia


  • Most expensive technique
  • Technically difficult operation
  • Requires general anesthesia
  • Potential for serious complications
  • Not appropriate for contaminated case


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