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Open vs. Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias: Lap. repair may be better. - Scottish Hernia Centre
A recent study published in the March issue of Archives of Surgery 2012 suggests that patients who undergo a laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (Total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair (TEP)), report higher patient satisfaction, less chronic pain and less impairment of inguinal (groin) sensation compared to those who undergo a tension-free open Lichtenstein repair. Hasan H. Eker, M.D., of …