Understanding all of your options will help you to decide which surgical method is best for you.

Surgeons use several hernia repair techniques today. Your doctor may suggest one or several techniques as options for treating your hernia.

Depending on the size of your hernia, patients may need only local anesthesia and sedation for the procedure. However, larger, more complex hernias may require general anesthesia and a longer hospital stay.

There are many different kinds of hernia repair, but the three major categories are:

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