Inguinal hernia surgery refers to a surgical operation for the correction of an inguinal hernia. Surgery remains the only established option to repair inguinal hernias. Alternative treatments to surgery, like pilates exercices, have been suggested, but they have neither been backed nor denied by empirical studies. Surgery is not advised in most cases, since watchful waiting became a viable option. In particular, elective surgery is not recommended for the treatment of minimally symptomatic hernias, due to the significant risk (>10%) of Post herniorraphy pain syndrom, and the low risk of incarceration (<0.2% per year). As a general advice in surgery, the choice of the surgeon and hospital are more important than the choice of a particular surgical technique or material.Read more on Wikipedia
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