Groin hernias typically should be repaired electively because of the risk of strangulation, which results in higher morbidity (and possible mortality in older patients).
The groin hernias are inguinal & femoral hernia.
Asymptomatic inguinal hernias in men can be observed; if symptoms develop, they can be repaired electively.
An incarcerated or strangulated hernia of any kind requires urgent surgical repair.
How to be performed:
Repair may be through a standard incision or laparoscopically.
Nowadays, the laparoscopic repair is preferable as well as the implementation of synthetic mesh.
Risks & complications:
The main Groin hernia surgery repair complications are Spermatic cord injury and orchitis in male subject, hematoma, groin nerves injury.
Dr. Weiss with discuss widely the procedure upon your visit.