Surgery under Local anaesthesia (Day care surgery): Walk out of Operation Theatre after Surgery (Ambulatory surgery). Hernia surgery can be done under local anaesthesia (patient is conscious and awake and only the site of surgery is anaesthetised). As no general anaesthesia is given, patient can walk as well as eat and drink immediately after surgery. The anaesthesia related complications are also avoided. This method is especially important for elderly patients with other cardiac and chest problems in whom the risk of anaesthesia is very high. Patient can be discharged on the same day of surgery after this type of surgery. Life style of the patient is not altered much. Patients can resume office work in 2-3 days.