Johns Hopkins general surgeon Bethany Sacks answers important questions about the minimally invasive approach to inguinal hernia surgery including ideal candidates, latest advancements and the recovery process. Learn more at:http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/adult/digestive_disorders/inguinal_hernia_85,P00387/ Questions Answered: 0:02 What are the latest techniques and advancement in inguinal hernia surgery? 0:37 Who is a candidate for inguinal hernia surgery? 1:02 What are the benefits of this type of surgery over other conventional methods? 1:16 What are the risk associated with this type of surgery? 1:40 How long is the actual surgical procedure, typically? 1:55 What precautions need to be taken after the surgery. and how long is the recovery period? 2:26 How does the surgery affect everyday life even after the recovery is complete?