Lowest risk surgery type to resolve groin pain?
OK here is a question that I think many others may have that pertains to hernia surgery preference…
Let’s say a patient has groin pain or pelvic pain, and there is an imaging study suggestion of a potential hernia BUT it is not conclusive and not certain if that is the cause of the pain…. is there a specific surgery type that is best suited for optimal chance at resolving the pain with the lowest potential of side effects? Is one surgery type more suitable than another for this type of situation?
Does the surgery type matter? Given the goal is either for maximum relief from pain IF hernia is the cause, OR at least minimum risk of further pain and minimum risk of complications.
Is it better to have a no mesh tissue repair because it would avoid any potential for later mesh complications?
Is it better to have laparascopy because it is easier to visualize a potential hernia before fixing it?
Or is open mesh repair better because it is easier to treat potential complications?
Do any of the distinguished doctors here have some experience or opinions to share with these type of situations? Is there any data or studies on these type of situations for uncertain groin pain and outcomes after attempted hernia repairs?
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