What types of anesthesia are used during an open inguinal hernia repair?

Updated: Apr 16, 2020
  • Author: Vinay Kumar Kapoor, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FAMS; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Answer

Inguinal hernia repair can be performed with the following types of anesthesia:

  • General
  • Regional (spinal epidural)
  • Local (infiltration field block)

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