What complications can occur?
For laparoscopic hernia repair, primary complications associated with the operation are not common. There is a low risk of injury to blood vessels, nerves, the bladder, the intestines, nerves or the spermatic cord leading into the testicle. Your individual risk for these complications be reviewed with your surgeon at Advanced Surgical and Bariatrics of NJ during your consultation for surgery. For many patients after open or laparoscopic repair, there can be swelling and bruising of the abdominal wall and scrotal region. This is normal and will steadily decline and resolve completely with time. Despite the low rates of recurrence of the hernia after it has been repaired, a hernia can come back at any time. At Advanced Surgical and Bariatrics of NJ we encourage our patients to review and ask questions about specific risks, complications, and how to best reduce their risk of recurrence after repair.