Laparo-endoscopic Hernia Surgery

Evidence Based Clinical Practice

  • Reinhard Bittner
  • Ferdinand Köckerling
  • Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr.
  • Karl A. LeBlanc
  • Sumeet K. Mittal
  • Pradeep Chowbey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Inguinal Hernia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Reinhard Bittner, David Chen, Wolfgang Reinpold
      Pages 5-19
    3. Baukje Van Den Heuvel
      Pages 21-26
    4. Volker Schumpelick
      Pages 27-29
    5. Jan F. Kukleta, Ferdinand Köckerling, George Ferzli
      Pages 37-41
    6. Mazen Iskandar, George Ferzli
      Pages 43-49
    7. Brian Biggerstaff, Shreya Shetty, Robert J. Fitzgibbons Jr.
      Pages 51-57
    8. Henning Niebuhr, Bernd Stechemesser, Reinhard Bittner
      Pages 59-78
    9. Reinhard Bittner, Jan F. Kukleta, David Chen
      Pages 79-99
    10. Reinhard Bittner, Jan F. Kukleta, David Chen
      Pages 101-118
    11. Ferdinand Köckerling, Pradeep Chowbey, Davide Lomanto, Maurice Arregui
      Pages 119-139
    12. Ferdinand Köckerling, Pradeep Chowbey, Davide Lomanto, Maurice Arregui
      Pages 141-150
    13. Virinder Kumar Bansal, Asuri Krishna, Nalinikant Ghosh, Reinhard Bittner, Mahesh C. Misra
      Pages 151-170
    14. Mazen Iskandar, George Ferzli
      Pages 171-182
    15. Ferdinand Köckerling, Dirk Weyhe, Rene H. Fortelny, Bruce Ramshaw
      Pages 183-193
    16. Ralf M. Wilke, Andrew de Beaux, Juliane Bingener-Casey
      Pages 195-199
    17. Wolfgang Reinpold, David Chen
      Pages 201-214
    18. G. H. van Ramshorst, Reinhard Bittner
      Pages 215-224
    19. Salvador Morales-Conde, Moshe Dudai, Andreas Koch
      Pages 225-234
    20. Baukje Van Den Heuvel, Robert J. Fitzgibbons Jr., Reinhard Bittner
      Pages 235-241
    21. Davide Lomanto, Rajesh Khullar, Thomas Carus, Sujith Wijerathne
      Pages 243-250
  3. Ventral and Incisional Hernias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-252
    2. Romed Hörmann, Helga Fritsch, Karl A. LeBlanc
      Pages 253-259
    3. Ulrich A. Dietz, Juliane Bingener-Casey
      Pages 273-282
    4. Karl A. LeBlanc, Anil Sharma, Jan F. Kukleta
      Pages 287-303
    5. Juliane Bingener-Casey, Ralf M. Wilke
      Pages 305-310
    6. Davide Lomanto, Sujith Wijerathne
      Pages 333-337
    7. Ferdinand Köckerling, Davide Lomanto, Pradeep Chowbey
      Pages 339-348
    8. Ferdinand Köckerling, Bruce Ramshaw
      Pages 349-356
    9. Karl A. LeBlanc
      Pages 373-379
    10. Davide Lomanto, Sujith Wijerathne
      Pages 381-383
  4. Hiatal Hernias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-386
    2. Burkhard H. A. von Rahden, Sumeet K. Mittal, Ellen Morrow
      Pages 387-391
    3. Beat Müller-Stich, Philip C. Müller, Rudoph Pointner, Stavros A. Antoniou, Burkhard H. A. von Rahden, Sumeet K. Mittal
      Pages 393-407
    4. Ferdinand Köckerling, Beat Müller-Stich, Bruce Ramshaw
      Pages 409-413
    5. Jelmer E. Oor, Ferdinand Köckerling, Rajesh Khullar, Eric J. Hazebroek
      Pages 415-420
    6. Dirk Weyhe, Pradeep Chowbey
      Pages 421-431
    7. Pradeep Chowbey, Alice Chung, Ellen Morrow
      Pages 433-437
    8. Sumeet K. Mittal
      Pages 439-445
    9. Davide Lomanto, Hrishikesh P. Salgaonkar, Sujith Wijerathne
      Pages 447-456
    10. Davide Lomanto, Hrishikesh P. Salgaonkar
      Pages 457-463
    11. Claudia Hafner-Chvojka, Wilfried Junginger
      Pages 465-474

About this book


This book is distinctive in that it focuses exclusively on current laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques for inguinal, primary and incisional abdominal wall, and hiatal hernias. Individual steps in diagnosis and treatment are described by experts in the field, but this clinical expertise is also integrated with the best available external evidence from systematic research as encapsulated in statements, recommendations, and guidelines. The reader will thus not only learn how to perform techniques systematically and reproducibly but also come to understand which of the procedures have been scientifically validated by studies, reviews, and meta-analyses and which have simply developed empirically. The descriptions of technique are supplemented by detailed guidance on such aspects as indications, anesthesia, aftercare and pain management, and the prevention and management of complications. Where appropriate, careful comparisons are made of competing repair options, including open techniques. In summary, this book will help practicing surgeons to standardize their operative technique so as to reflect current scientific knowledge and thereby improve the quality of laparoscopic/endoscopic hernia surgery.


Endoscopic Techniques Hiatal Hernia Incisional Hernia Inguinal Hernia Laparoscopic Techniques Ventral Hernia

Editors and affiliations

  • Reinhard Bittner
    • 1
  • Ferdinand Köckerling
    • 2
  • Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr.
    • 3
  • Karl A. LeBlanc
    • 4
  • Sumeet K. Mittal
    • 5
  • Pradeep Chowbey
    • 6
  1. 1.Em.Director of Surgical DepartmentMarienhospital StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Academic Teaching Hospital of Charitè Medical School, Vivantes HospitalDepartment of Surgery and Center for Minimally Invasive SurgeryBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Department of General SurgeryCreighton University School of MedicineOmahaUSA
  4. 4.Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Department of SurgeryOur Lady of the Lake Physician Group, Department of SurgeryBaton RougeUSA
  5. 5.Norton Thoracic Institute, Dignity HealthCreighton University School of Medicine (Phoenix campus)PhoenixUSA
  6. 6.Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric SurgeryMax Super Specialty Hospital SaketNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-55491-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-55493-7
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology