What are the advantages of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

Updated: Apr 16, 2020
  • Author: Danny A Sherwinter, MD; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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A number of studies have shown laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias to have advantages over conventional repair, including the following [11, 12, 13, 14, 15] :

  • Reduced postoperative pain
  • Diminished requirement for narcotics
  • Earlier return to work

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