Hernia Keyhole Surgery
performed laparoscopically or robotically
Inguinal Hernias (groin)
TEP (total-extra-peritoneal) mesh repair - I believe this is a highly specialised and more difficult technique to repair a groin hernia but an elegant and less invasive procedure that avoids entering the abdominal cavity and trauma to the peritoneal cavity and it’s organs, avoiding lifetime risks of complications such as adhesions, bowel obstructions or bowel gangrene associated with other techniques.
The pictures below are an example of a keyhole repair of a very large hernia following a large incision for abdominal surgery prior to this complication. The surgery to repair the hernia was performed 10 years ago and the repairs remains intact. The large scar in the middle is from the original surgery. The hernia was repaired through very small keyhole surgery cuts barely visible on the sides of the patient’s abdomen.