The standard anaesthetic procedure at our hernia centre is local anaesthesia (local / infiltration anaesthesia). Since 1993, the Munich Hernia Centre has already carried out more than 25,000 hernia operations successfully using this approach. In terms of the brief in-patient and outpatient care of inguinal hernias, it is an approach superior to all other methods of pain elimination.
In the hands of an experience surgeon, all pain can be eliminated completely during and after the operation. From the perspective of risk reduction, especially for older patients and patients with more complex histories, local anaesthesia is currently experiencing a renaissance.
For your safety, you will be monitored and looked after by a specialist in anaesthetics throughout the entire operation. This specialist is an expert in all modern anaesthetic methods and can, at the patient's request, supplement the pain elimination with sedation (a process known as analgosedation).
The principle of local anaesthesia (local / infiltration anaesthesia) is to eliminate pain by blocking the nerves in the groin region with a pain-free injection. This is not a spinal anaesthetic. The advantages of local anaesthesia include rapid mobilisation after the procedure and a shorter stay in hospital.
You can also eat and drink immediately after the operation. We also spare the patient from any potential side effects of general anaesthesia such as nausea and vomiting, headache and urinary retention.
The type of pain elimination used, along with the surgery provided by the Dr. Conze Hernia Centre, mean that you will be able to leave the clinic on the same evening as your operation, and will be able to return to your familiar activities very soon afterwards.