What methods of repair are there?

There are several different approaches to hernia repair nowadays and some can be much more successful than others.

Whatever method is used to repair a hernia, it requires two basic steps:

1. To push back the protruding bulge and return the intestine to where it belongs inside the peritoneal cavity

2. To close the window through which the hernia came out in the first place

Where surgeons differ is the method by which these steps are achieved.

Methods of Repair

a) Stitching (The next page)

b) Keyhole Surgery

c) Open Mesh (Preferred in Most Cases)