Inguinal hernia repair is a surgery to repair a hernia in your groin. FYI, a hernia is a tissue bulging out of a weak spot in the abdominal wall. In this case, your intestine may bulge out through this weakened area. During this surgery, the bulging tissue is pushed back in. In addition, your abdominal wall is strengthened and supported with sutures (stitches). It can either be done with open surgery or laparoscopic surgery.