A hernia occurs when an organ pushes through a weak spot or tear in the muscle or connective tissue that surrounds it, leading to a lump or bulge. Hernias can cause discomfort, pain, and potentially life-threatening complications in severe cases. Surgery is typically the only treatment option for hernias. However, there are three types of hernia surgery: open hernia repair, laparoscopic (keyhole) hernia repair and robotic hernia repair. In this blog post, we’ll explore the advantages and disadvantages of open hernia repair and laparoscopic (keyhole) hernia repair.