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Laparoscopic Surgery for Groin Pain
People visiting the doctor for groin pain typically find that the pain is from a hernia and that the problem will probably require surgery to fix. Hernias do not usually heal by themselves, and your medical care provider may have no other option than to recommend surgery to stop the pain.
How does someone know they need surgery?
If a doctor recommends surgery, there is a good reason. Typically it is because they have observed something that indicates fixing the issue will only be done through a surgical technique. The following are some of the most common reasons doctors recommend surgery for hernias that cause pain in the groin.
Tissue being trapped
Tissue can become trapped in the abdominal wall of the person's body. If this is left untreated, it can become “strangled” which cuts off the blood flow to the tissue.
If the hernia becomes painful and is causing discomfort it is a sign that the issue will need to be dealt with quickly through a surgical technique.
How can laparoscopic surgery help groin pain from a hernia?
One of the most common questions patients have is how laparoscopic surgery works for a hernia and what the patient can expect to happen during the procedure. In this procedure, first, the abdomen will be inflated using a harmless gas to give room for the doctor to complete the procedure. After the surgeon inflates the abdomen, she will be able to have a clear look at the organs. The next step will be for the surgeon to make two tiny incisions which will be located near where the hernia is at in the groin.
Next, the surgeon will use a tiny camera to view the hernia. They will insert a small tube with a camera on it into the incision. The images of the hernia are vital for the surgeon to be able to complete the procedure. By using the pictures, the surgeon will begin the process to repair the hernia.
How do surgeons use the images in laparoscopic surgery?
The images that are taken using the laparoscopic camera are crucial for the surgeon to be able to complete the procedure. By using the images as a guide, the surgeon will attach a type of mesh to complete the process. Since the procedure is minimally invasive, the patient only receives local anesthesia.
How is recovery from the surgery?
The recovery from laparoscopic surgery in the groin is relatively easy and fast. Usually, patients can return to their normal day-to-day life a week after the surgery. Sometimes it can be sooner depending on how quickly the healing happens; each person’s body is different in handling this portion of the process.
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