The purpose of a laparoscopic inguinal hernia surgery is to strengthen weak spots that develop in the stomach wall, according to Cleveland Clinic. A laparoscopic hernia surgery is done by inserting a laparoscope through the abdomen to look into the stomach and attaching a mesh patch under the stomach lining.
Before the incision is made on the abdomen, the patient is given anesthesia, notes WebMD. After the mesh is in place, the stomach lining is stitched and a bandage is placed over the abdominal incision. Compared to open inguinal hernia surgery, laparoscopic hernia surgery is less painful and patients can recover in as little as two weeks. A laparoscopic hernia surgery requires a short inpatient stay and allows patients to resume their normal activities in a short period of time, states Cleveland Clinic.