Mesh-Involving Hernia Treatment Options
If it is determined that surgery is necessary to resolve a hernia, then there are different types of surgery available. One of the newer surgical techniques that are utilized for hernia repair is laparoscopic surgery. This technique involves the physician making several small incisions through which they repair the site. However, this technique isn’t always the best choice. Sometimes, a hernia may require open hernia repair, which involves a larger incision.
Many types of hernias are best treated with the placement of surgical mesh. In mesh-involving hernia repair surgeries, the surgeon makes a larger incision and uses surgical mesh to patch the weak point in the tissue that the organ protruded through. This technique is most often utilized with inguinal hernias, but it can be used for the repair of most other types of hernia as well.