McVay Technique for Non-Mesh Hernia Repair
Femoral hernias are more common in women than in men. It develops from a hole underneath the inguinal ligament. Most hernia repairs depend on an intact inguinal ligament, and for this reason most hernia repairs will not work when there is a femoral hernia. The McVay operation uses Cooper’s Ligament instead of the inguinal ligament and is the best operation for femoral hernias or when the inguinal ligament has been damaged.
The McVay operation is more painful than the other operations and thus is reserved for situations in which the inguinal ligament has been damaged or when a femoral hernia is present.
Knowing that the McVay method will make your recovery longer and more uncomfortable, you can be proactive to minimize both by preparing ahead of surgery. Of course, Dr. Brown and his staff can answer all your questions about the McVay technique for non-mesh hernia repair.