How long does it take to recover from a laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery?
Most patients will go home the same day or a day after the laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Generally, people will be able to resume normal activities within two weeks, but will have to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities.
What are the risks and complications of a laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery?
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is one of the simplest and safest surgeries, but like any surgical procedure, carries certain risks.
Anesthetic side effects such as:
Surgical risks such as:
- Blood clots
- Injury to nearby organs, blood vessels or nerves
- Fluid (seroma) or blood (hematoma) in the scrotum, inguinal canal or stomach wall
- Damage to the spermatic cord (the cord that carries sperm from the testicle to the penis), which may affect fertility
- Pain in the spermatic cord or testicle
- Bladder injury and/or difficulty in urination
- Scar tissue (adhesions)
- Incisional hernia
- Injury to the testicle
- Recurrence of inguinal hernia