What's The Difference Between Open Surgery And Laparoscopic Surgery For Repairing An Abdominal Hernia?

An abdominal hernia occurs when your small intestines push through a weak area in your abdominal muscles, leaving them on the outside of your abdominal cavity. Hernias can be painful, and they can even be life-threatening in some cases. Your abdominal muscles can clamp down on the portion of the small intestine that's outside of your abdominal cavity, cutting off its blood supply and causing the tissue to die, which can lead to a fatal infection.