Inguinal hernia repair and hydrocelectomy

Inguinal hernia repair and hydrocelectomy are two surgical procedures that are often performed in conjunction.

Inguinal Hernia Repair and Hydrocelectomy
Inguinal hernia repair and hydrocelectomy


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Inguinal hernia repair and hydrocelectomy Procedure

Inguinal hernia repair and hydrocelectomy are two surgical procedures that are often performed in conjunction. An inguinal hernia repair procedure treats a hernia that protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscle. A hydrocelectomy is a surgical procedure to remove hydroceles, which is fluid buildup located around the testicles. These two procedures are often performed together because these conditions often coexist, and some patients benefit from having the procedures done at the same time.


When is This Procedure Necessary?

Inguinal hernia repair and hydrocelectomy are considered medically necessary when conservative treatments have proven ineffective. Inguinal hernia repair is indicated when there is a noticeable mass or growth in the groin area that causes pain, discomfort, or impairs function. Hydrocelectomy is recommended when a fluid-filled sac (a hydrocele) surrounding the testicle becomes enlarged and causes discomfort and pain. Doctors will evaluate both conditions and will determine if the patient is a candidate for a joint procedure.


What To Expect

Patients will be under general anesthesia to ensure their comfort throughout the procedure. The surgeon will make an incision over the groin area to access the hernia and hydrocele. During the inguinal hernia repair portion of the procedure, the surgeon will push the protruding tissue back into place and reinforce the weakened abdominal wall with mesh. Next, during the hydrocelectomy, the surgeon will drain the hydrocele and then remove it. When the goal of the procedure has been achieved, the surgeon will close the incision and the patient will be monitored as they wake up from the anesthesia.

After the procedure, patients may experience swelling and discomfort in the groin region for a week or two. It is important to follow post-operative instructions provided by your healthcare provider, which may include avoiding heavy lifting or strenuous activities during the initial stages of recovery. Pain medication may be prescribed to manage any discomfort, and patients are encouraged to keep the surgical site clean and dry to prevent infection. Patients must notify their doctors if they experience any irregular symptoms.

Inguinal hernia repair and hydrocelectomy with Smith Medical

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