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Numbness after surgery is not uncommon. It’s called hypoesthesia. Some surgeons cut nerves as a part of their procedure, to try to prevent future pain. And, sometimes nerves are damaged during the procedure. It can happen during laparoscopy (aka “keyhole surgery”). They do repair themselves though and grow back if cut.
You should get your medical records. They might have notes about what happened during your surgery. Talking to your surgeon would be a good idea, although you should be going in soon for the post-surgery follow-up. Good luck.
If you have time maybe you could describe your hernia and the repair surgery. Was it robotic? Do you know the type of mesh? Who performed the procedure?