For most hernia repairs the keyhole technique is now possible.
This method is technically challenging for very large incisional hernial defects and may also require full reconstruction with an abdominoplasty.
Laparoscopic repairs do require the use of mesh for reinforcement otherwise the recurrence risk will be very high and your Surgeon will explain the relative risks of surgery such as bowel and abdominal organ complications that can occur, but are rare, when they see in you in clinic.
Laparoscopic surgery can be offered for the following conditions:
For advice on ‘mesh’ used in repairs please visit British Hernia Society website https://mailchi.mp/23a275fbe343/j114lk1gnu