Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment 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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Typically, a single dose of a cephalosporin is administered by the anesthesiologist before the skin incision.


Cefazolin is a first-generation semisynthetic cephalosporin that arrests bacterial cell wall synthesis, inhibiting bacterial growth. It is used for the treatment of infections caused by gram-positive cocci (except enterococci).

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