Laparoscopic Hernia Repair or Keyhole Hernia Surgery
Keyhole hernia surgery has evolved over the last decade. Over this time the global trend for the keyhole repair of inguinal hernia has been towards the totally extra peritoneal (TEP) repair. The main advantage of this technique is that the peritoneum (the cavity containing the abdominal contents) is not entered. TEP hernia repair is a surgical procedure in which a laparoscope (telescope) is inserted into a space within the abdomen wall which a balloon dissector created once inserted through a small incision just below the umbilicus (belly button).
Advantages of keyhole TEP hernia repair over an open operation. Keyhole surgery means there is generally
Disadvantages over open operation:
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