Hernia surgery complications



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.



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