Laparoscopic Inguinal or Femoral Hernia Mesh Repair
An inguinal hernia is a bulge that forms when a part of your small intestine or fatty tissue protrudes through a weak spot in the groin or into the scrotum or testicular sac. A femoral hernia develops just below the lower abdomen and upper thigh, near the groin crease or skin folds around the vagina. Small hernias that do not cause any symptoms are usually not treated but instead your doctor may follow a wait-and-watch approach. Surgery is recommended for hernias that show symptoms, are enlarged or entrapped. Laparoscopy is especially advised for patients with recurring hernias, bilateral inguinal hernias and femoral hernias.