© 2019

Robotic Assisted Hernia Repair

Current Practice

  • Karl A. LeBlanc

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. General Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Brian S. Peters, Priscila R. Armijo, Dmitry Oleynikov
      Pages 3-27
    3. Ekatarina Elliott, John J. Hall, Erik B. Wilson, Shinil K. Shah, Melissa M. Felinski
      Pages 29-36
    4. Frederik Berrevoet
      Pages 37-51
    5. Archana Ramaswamy
      Pages 135-150
  3. Inguinal Hernia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Joseph Dux, Loic Tchokouani, Erica D. Kane, Brian P. Jacob
      Pages 177-187
    3. David S. Edelman
      Pages 189-196
    4. Ricardo Zugaib Abdalla, Thiago Nogueira Costa
      Pages 197-210
    5. Matthew Sharbaugh, Liam Knott, T. Paul Singh
      Pages 211-219
    6. Jordan A. Bilezikian, Robert G. Johnson, William W. Hope
      Pages 221-227
  4. Ventral and Incisional Hernia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Talar Tejirian, Louise Yeung
      Pages 231-242
    3. Yohann Renard, Cheryne Hammoutene, Jean-Pierre Palot
      Pages 243-257
    4. Eduardo Parra-Davila, Carlos Hartmann, Juan Maldonado
      Pages 277-285
    5. Fahri Gokcal, Yusef Kudsi
      Pages 287-301
    6. Thiago Nogueira Costa, Ricardo Zugaib Abdalla
      Pages 303-317
    7. Flavio Malcher, Leandro Totti Cavazzola, Igor Belyansky
      Pages 331-349
    8. David Bernstein, Garth R. Jacobsen
      Pages 351-369
    9. Karl A. LeBlanc
      Pages 371-381
    10. Maamoun Harmouch, Karl A. LeBlanc
      Pages 383-397
    11. Alex Addo, Richard Lu, Igor Belyansky, Karl A. LeBlanc
      Pages 399-415
    12. Anthony M. Gonzalez, Rodolfo J. Oviedo
      Pages 417-423
    13. John M. Lyons III
      Pages 425-436
  5. Diaphragmatic Hernia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 437-437
    2. Francesco M. Bianco, Yevhen Pavelko, Antonio Gangemi
      Pages 445-456
    3. Robert F. Cubas, Joslin N. Cheverie, Santiago Horgan
      Pages 457-474
    4. Alexander C. Mertens, Ivo A. M. J. Broeders
      Pages 489-499
    5. Jordan A. Bilezikian, Robert G. Johnson, W. Borden Hooks III, William W. Hope
      Pages 501-507
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 509-521

About this book


This book provides a guide to procedures and techniques related to robotic hernia repair. Sections covering inguinal, incisional, and diaphragmatic hernias are included. Each section will cover the setup of the operating room and the management of adverse events specific to the hernia. The steps involved in performing an operation and key components to a successful repair are also covered

The book aims to cover recent technology and updates related to robotic hernia repair.

Robotic Assisted Hernia Repair is relevant to robotic hernia surgeons, fellows training in minimally invasive surgery, and general surgical residents.


Surgical robot Hernia repair Component separation Robotic hiatal hernia repair Complex hernia repair Diaphragmatic hernia Inguinal hernia Ventral and Incisional hernia

Editors and affiliations

  • Karl A. LeBlanc
    • 1
  1. 1.Our Lady of the Lake Physician GroupBaton RougeUSA

About the editors

Karl Andrew LeBlanc, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS, Abdominal wall, bariatric and general surgeon, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, 1984-present.  Attended the Louisiana State School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA, and USA from 1974-1978, followed by a General Surgical Residency from 1978-1983.  From 1983-1984, he returned to his hometown of Breaux Bridge, LA, USA but saw the need to pursue his career in a larger city.  He remains active in the private practice of general surgery, specializing in herniology and bariatric surgery.  He is Professor of Surgery at the Louisiana State School of Medicine Department of Surgery and Associate Medical Director of Surgery of the Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group. Born in a rural area of southern Louisiana known for its “Cajun” heritage, he pursued his undergraduate education in nearby Lafayette, LA at the University of Southwestern Louisiana.  Even at that early age, he was interested in the medical field.  During his surgical residency, the interest in hernia was sparked and this has been with him ever since then.  During this residency, he was able to become familiar with laparoscopic surgery and used it for diagnostic purposes.  Once the laparoscopic era of general surgery began, he rapidly engaged in the advancement of this wonderful tool.  His research led to his performance of the world’s first laparoscopic incisional hernia repair in 1991.He is a founding member of the Americas Hernia Society and has served as its President.  He sits on the Editorial Board of the journals Hernia and the Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgery and a peer reviewer for numerous national and international journals.  He has lectured internationally on numerous topics.  He has edited or co-edited five surgical texts, some of which has been translated into Turkish and Chinese.  He has authored over numerous articles and/or book chapter contributions.  Research continues to be an area of interest and he serves a principal investigator of several projects at this time.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Robotic Assisted Hernia Repair
  • Book Subtitle Current Practice
  • Editors Karl A. LeBlanc
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-23024-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-23027-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-23025-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 521
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 335 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgery
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“This book is clearly intended for fellows in minimally invasive surgery with interest in hernia repair as it only addresses this subject with great attention to even the minor details. It is an advanced must-read book for surgeons seeking to specialize in robotic hernia repair, with little benefit to those who do not wish to pursue this sophisticated field.” (Tareq Z AlQasas, Doody’s Book Reviews, May 1, 2020)