Laparoscopy Inguinal Hernioplasty

What is it?

Also known as hernia surgery, it is a procedure in which general anesthesia lasts for approximately 40 min and consists of hernia repair Or hernias that appear in the inguinal part and the placement of a special patch or mesh to prevent the hernia from returning. The surgery is performed by means of small incisions in the skin (3) of a half centimeter to 1 centimeter the largest, by means of which a high resolution camera and instruments are introduced, as well as the mesh that will be placed in the interior.


In hernia repair surgery, the goal is to remove and plug the hollow created by the hernia. Intestinal manipulation occurs rarely, however because of the effect of medications used during surgery, movement and start-up of the digestive system may be slow in the first few days after surgery.

In general, there are no dietary limitations for surgery of this nature, but it is advisable to take care of some aspects to avoid the accumulation of gas and / or constipation.

It is important to point out that if the hernia contained intestines, it is possible that by manipulating them for repair, the feeding initiation program will be delayed or modified.

General Tips for the first 3 days:

  • Eat slowly and chew food well.
  • Make 5 or 6 meals a day, with small to moderate portions, eat until you feel satiated NOT to fill.
  • Walk 5 to 10 minutes minimum after meals to facilitate digestion.
  • Avoid intense exercise or physical exertion (for 1 month), only perform breathing exercises with deep breaths several times a day.
  • Avoid greasy and spicy foods.

Recommended Foods:

  1. Tea, hot infusions especially of chamomile, lemonade.
  2. Drink plenty of liquids and foods rich in fiber.
  3. Low-sugar whole-grain cereals.
  4. Non-fat dairy products, light or 2%.
  5. Rice, brown rice, pasta or watery soups, whole wheat bread.
  6. Legumes, preferably shelled, such as lentils, chickpeas, beans, beans in moderate portions.
  7. Fruits, baked like apple and pear. Raw: pear, papaya, melon, grapes. Canned fruits.
  8. Vegetables: spinach, lettuce, chard, carrot, potato, chayote. It can be mashed or non-dairy creams.
  9. White meat (skinless chicken, turkey, turkey breast ham, fish) grilled NOT fried or breaded.
  10. 1 or 2 eggs a day, cooked or prepared to taste without using excess oil.