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Incisional /Ventral Hernia Repair (Laparoscopic / Open approach)


This is a surgical procedure performed to repair an incisional/ventral hernia (hernia occurring due to a previous incision made). The laparoscopic approach involves small incisions made in the abdomen and insertion of a thin tube (laparoscope) with an attached camera and repairing the hernia by moving the hernia contents back into the abdomen and reinforcing the muscle wall with stitches and mesh, guided by images of the site. In the open approach, a bigger incision is made to get access to the abdomen.