Will there be bruising?

Even a small amount of blood can cause a large bruise. The bruising is usually just in the groin area, but can extend into the scrotum or onto the thigh. It resolves in a few weeks.

Will there be swelling after the surgery?

For a few days the area will be swollen because the of operation itself. Swelling can be kept to a minimum by using ice. After about a week the body will start laying down healing tissue. This will feel like a firm lump underneath the incision. This is called the “healing ridge.” The “healing ridge” will be mildly tender and will persist for about four weeks until it is reabsorbed.

What does the round ligament do?

In women the round ligament travels through the operative field. The round ligament supports the uterus. It can be left in place or divided. If it is divided then it should be sewn to the abdominal wall so that the uterus does not lose this important suspensory ligament

Thinking of having a vasectomy?

The vas deferens travels through the operative field and can be easily divided during groin reconstruction. It does not increase the postoperative pain, and does not increase significantly the operative time. If you are considering a vasectomy, this is a good time to have it done.