Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Operation or repair is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. This approach requires general anesthesia and you can go home the same day. In this procedure, three incisions are made. Each incision is about a quarter inch. Through incision a long, narrow tube called laparoscope is inserted to view the site of hernia. The laparoscope has a fixed camera which projects the inside on a screen. Once the site of hernia and extent of protrusion is gauged the surgeons place surgical mesh over the hernia. It is fixed with the help of sutures, staples or adhesive sealants. After surgery, you might feel sore for up to 48 hours.