Open repair (traditional method) – Repairing the hernia through an incision of 8-10 cm length. A synthetic mesh is used to close the wound. Barring complex situations, the wound will heal within a week. It will take 2-3 weeks for the patient to return to normal life.
Laparoscopic Mesh repair– Laparoscopic surgery uses a thin telescope-like instrument known as an endoscope that is inserted through a small incision at the umbilicus(belly button). The surgery is performed observing the inside view of the patient’s body on video screens in the operating room. Special types of instruments are used for the operation. Synthetic mesh is used here too. Since the incisions are small, the pain is likely to be less.