Hernia surgery complications
The most common and serious complication of hernia surgery occurs in patients who have mesh hernia surgery. It is chronic pain. The risk is 20%. In non-mesh repairs the risk is less than 1%. The risk of servere disabling pain is 5%. Bleeding and infection is rare. The risk of a serious complication for general anesthesia in a patient without chronic disease for a short outpatient surgery is 1 in 40,000. Local anesthesia with conscious sedation is not safer.