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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

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

About the editors

Reinhard Bittner
Hernienzentrum Rottenburg a.N.
Winghofer Medicum
Rottenburg am Neckar

Ferdinand Köckerling
Department of Surgery and Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Academic Teaching Hospital of Charitè Medical School
Vivantes Hospital
Neue Bergstraße 6
D-13585 Berlin

Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr.
Creighton University  School of Medicine
Department of General Surgery
Omaha, Nebraska

Karl A. LeBlanc 
Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group, Department of Surgery
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Department of Surge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Sumeet K. Mittal 
Professor of Surgery,  Creighton University School of Medicine (Phoenix campus) 
Director, Esophageal and Foregut Program
Norton Thoracic Institute,
Dignity Health, Phoenix, AZ

​Pradeep Chowbey
Max Super Specialty Hospital Saket
Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Su
New Delh
i, India

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Laparo-endoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Book Subtitle Evidence Based Clinical Practice
  • Editors Reinhard Bittner
    Ferdinand Köckerling
    Robert J. Fitzgibbons, Jr.
    Karl A. LeBlanc
    Sumeet K. Mittal
    Pradeep Chowbey
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-55491-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-58557-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-55493-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 483
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 274 illustrations in colour
  • Topics General Surgery
    Abdominal Surgery
    Minimally Invasive Surgery
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