© 2013

Management of Abdominal Hernias

  • Andrew N. Kingsnorth
  • Karl A. LeBlanc

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Andrew N. Kingsnorth
    Pages 1-23
  3. Vishy Mahadevan
    Pages 25-53
  4. Brian M. Stephenson
    Pages 55-72
  5. Giampiero Campanelli, Marta Cavalli, Valentina Bertocchi, Cristina Sfeclan
    Pages 73-78
  6. Luke Vale
    Pages 79-89
  7. David H. Bennett
    Pages 91-101
  8. Karl A. LeBlanc
    Pages 103-150
  9. Bruce Ramshaw, Sheila Grant
    Pages 151-158
  10. Pär Nordin
    Pages 159-170
  11. Morten Bay-Nielsen
    Pages 171-184
  12. Aly Shalaby, Joe Curry
    Pages 185-199
  13. Anjili Khakar, Simon Clarke
    Pages 201-212
  14. Andrew C. de Beaux, Dilip Patel
    Pages 213-225
  15. Karl A. LeBlanc, Brent W. Allain Jr., William C. Streetman
    Pages 271-283
  16. Patrick J. O’Dwyer
    Pages 285-298
  17. Benjamin S. Powell, Guy R. Voeller
    Pages 299-308
  18. Maciej Śmietański
    Pages 309-313

About this book


Hernia repair is one of the commonest operations in general surgery. Open or laparoscopic repair of a primary inguinal hernia is a relatively straightforward operation, but more complex abdominal wall hernias demand greater surgical skill and knowledge. The editors have assembled the world's top herniologists to describe and illustrate numerous surgical techniques in detail. The field of herniology has developed rapidly over the last few years. Since the previous edition of this book, published in 2003, new surgical techniques have been developed and many new prosthetic and biologic materials  have been introduced. Management of Abdominal Hernias 4e presents an authoritative, comprehensive and fully updated account of the surgical techniques and the available prosthetic materials for performing repair of abdominal wall hernias. Both open and laparoscopic methods are included. It is aimed at general and specialist surgeons in the practice of clinical surgery, as well as trainee surgeons.


Abdominal Hernias Abdominal Wall Hernia Laparoscopy Primary Inguinal Hernia Prosthetic materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew N. Kingsnorth
    • 1
  • Karl A. LeBlanc
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of SurgeryPeninsula College of Medicine & DentistrPlymouthUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Surgeons Group of Baton RougeOur Lady of the Lake Physician GroupBaton RougeUSA

About the editors

Andrew N Kingsnorth, MS,FRCS,FACS

Professor of Surgery and Consultant Surgeon, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK

Karl A. LeBlanc, MD, MBA, FACS

Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute and Fellowship Program, Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Louisiana State University of Medicine, New Orleans; in private practice at the Surgical Specialty Group Inc, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

He is the founding member and past president of the American Hernia Society, and he is on the editorial boards of the journals, Hernia, Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

He has edited the textbooks Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery (Hodder Arnold) and Management of Laparoscopic Surgical Complications (Marcel Dekker). He has also authored over 90 articles and book chapters on hernia, laparoscopic surgery, and socioeconomics of surgery.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Management of Abdominal Hernias
  • Editors Andrew N Kingsnorth
    Karl A LeBlanc
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84882-876-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-7145-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84882-877-3
  • Edition Number 4
  • Number of Pages XII, 414
  • Number of Illustrations 240 b/w illustrations, 250 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Abdominal Surgery
    Medicine/Public Health, general
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews of the fourth edition:

“This updated edition discusses at length all aspects involved in the care and management of patients with an abdominal hernia. … The intended audience includes general and specialist surgeons, as well as trainees seeking a comprehensive resource that incorporates all aspects of the management of a patient with an abdominal hernia. … This is an area in surgery that has changed significantly in the last few years and demands continuous updates, which this new edition accomplishes.” (Carlos A. Pelaez, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2013)