Related Resources - How Long Does an Open Inguinal Hernia Repair Take?

An inguinal hernia is the bulging fatty tissue or a part of the bowel (such as the intestine) that pushes through a weakened area or defect in the abdomen near the groin. The hernia protrudes through a weak spot in the muscle wall and goes through a passage, called an inguinal canal, near the groin.

Open inguinal surgery is generally performed by a general surgeon. The surgery may be done under regional or general anesthesia. Read more: How Long Does an Open Inguinal Hernia Repair Take? Article

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