A laparoscopic ventral hernia repair works differently than an open hernia repair. It requires several tiny incisions versus one larger one to repair the hernia.
If you have had abdominal surgery, you are at risk to develop an incisional hernia, also known as a ventral hernia. This type of hernia only occurs after such a surgery, and the more abdominal surgeries you experience, the higher your risk to develop one.
A ventral hernia is sometimes referred to as an “incisional” hernia, meaning it forms at the site of a past surgical incision. This is true but can be misleading since there are many other factors involved in why a ventral hernia occurs.
The fundamental cause of a ventral hernia is a weakened abdominal wall where a bulge of tissues is able to push through, and it can happen anywhere in the abdomen.
Here is some helpful information about the signs, risk factors, and seriousness of a ventral hernia.