Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 16, 2020
  • Author: Danny A Sherwinter, MD; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What are the advantages of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What are the disadvantages of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What are the laparoscopic techniques used in inguinal hernia repair?

What are the indications for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What are for the benefits of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair over open repair?

What are the contraindications for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What are the contraindications for totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What are the contraindications for transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What are the anatomic considerations in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

Which landmarks are used in a transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What are the key anatomic landmarks in the preperitoneal space for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What are the relevant anatomic zones in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

Which other vascular structures are relevant in a totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

How are complications prevented in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What complications are associated with the different techniques of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What are the advantages of TEP over TAPP in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

Periprocedural Care

What preoperative preparations are indicated in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What equipment is needed for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

How is the mesh material selected for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What are the mesh fixation options in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

Which anesthesia is used in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

How is a patient positioned for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What is the proper monitoring and follow-up of patients with laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What is the long-term monitoring for patients with laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

Technique

What are the approach considerations in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What is the importance of specific training in performing totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

How is a totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair performed?

How is the dissection performed in totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

How is the hernia sac managed in totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What is the procedure for placement and fixation of the mesh in totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

How are the ports removed and defects closed in totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What is the procedure for laparoscopic access and port placement in transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

Which anatomic structures should be identified during dissection in transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

How is the initial incision made in transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

How is the hernia sac dissected and reduced in transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

How is the mesh attached in transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

What are the procedures for port removal and closure in transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

Medications

What are the goals of drug treatment in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

Which medications in the drug class Analgesics are used in the treatment of Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair?

Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used in the treatment of Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair?

Which medications in the drug class General Anesthetics are used in the treatment of Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair?

Which medications in the drug class Local Anesthetics are used in the treatment of Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair?