Each clinical case deserves a personalised assessment. Every surgical technique offers advantages and disadvantages. The choice of the best technique is the result of a careful evaluation of the patient, the possible co-morbidities, the somatic conformation, the severity of the hernial pathology and many other factors. Once the clinical case has been evaluated as a whole, a conscious, informed and shared choice of technique between doctor and patient will be made.
That said, we underline that our team has a particular experience in minimally invasive methods. Currently in Italy there are not many centers that can boast our expertise, but in all major European and American countries these techniques are routine. It should be borne in mind that all minimally invasive techniques entail additional costs in terms of the materials used, surgical times and staff training. As a result, many public health systems are unable to financially support these modern techniques. The members of our team have been trained in the major European and Swiss centers.
Below is useful information seen from the perspective of the patient regarding convalescence and the recovery of full physical activity in the case of traditional surgery techniques or minimally invasive surgery.