all most common general surgical procedures.
Question: What is the “mesh” operation to treat inguinal hernia?
Answer: The “Lichtenstein” technique consists in placement of a synthetic, non-readsorbable mesh in the inguinal canal.
Question: What are the advantages of the “mesh”?
Answer: Recurrences (the main problem of hernia surgery) are much lower as compared to the other traditional surgical techniques such as the Bassini repairs, etc.
Question: Has the patient to stay in bed after the operation?
Answer: No, the patient can walk and, if he/she wants, go home.
Question: Can the operation be performed under local anaesthesia?
Answer: Yes, absolutely.