When an organ pushes into an opening in the muscle or tissue holding it in place causes hernia For example, the intestines may break through a weakened area in the abdominal wall.
Hernias are most common in the abdomen, but they can also appear in the upper thigh, belly button, and groin areas. Most hernias are not immediately life threatening, but they don’t go away on their own and can require surgery to prevent potentially dangerous complications.
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair uses an instrument called a laparoscope. It is also often referred to as minimally invasive or minimal access surgery. The hernia is viewed inside the abdomen, from the other side of the abdominal wall.
The abdominal cavity is inflated with carbon dioxide gas to give the surgeon space to work inside the patient and the actual operating is done remotely with long instruments.