You have just undergone minimally invasive surgery to repair a hernia. This involves making a small incision in your lower abdomen in order to gain access to your hernia or hernias. From the inside of your abdominal wall, the hernia is pulled back out of the inguinal canal (the region in which hernias are formed) and a large piece of mesh is placed inside your abdomen in order to repair the hernia defect from the inside.
The end result of this repair is identical to laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, but the procedure is less invasive. There is less dissection involved and local anesthesia with sedation is used instead of general anesthesia, leading to a quicker recovery.