What are the disadvantages of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair?

Updated: Apr 16, 2020
  • Author: Danny A Sherwinter, MD; Chief Editor: Kurt E Roberts, MD  more...
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Laparoscopic repair has some disadvantages as well, including the following:

  • Increased cost
  • Lengthier operation
  • Steeper learning curve
  • Higher recurrence and complication rates early in a surgeon’s experience

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