How are hernias repaired surgically?

Surgery to repair a hernia is focused on returning the contents that have pushed into the hernia back to their normal location and then closing the hole. Commonly, a piece of mesh is used to reinforce the closure. Medical studies have shown that using mesh is safe and it helps to lower the risk for the hernia coming back. The type of procedure used to repair a hernia can be open surgery as well as laparoscopic or robotic surgery. Your surgeon will talk with you about what is the best way to fix your hernia.

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