Surgical repair of inguinal hernia

The surgery to repair an inguinal hernia is usually a day surgery, meaning your child will go home the same day as the procedure. Premature babies who are less than 60 weeks post-conception age may require an overnight stay for
post-anesthetic apnea (breath holding) monitoring. The procedure will be done under general anesthesia. Your child’s surgeon will discuss with you the surgical procedure that is best for your child.