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Laparoscopic Incisional and Ventral Hernia Mesh Repair

  • Davide LomantoEmail author
  • Hrishikesh P. Salgaonkar
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Abstract

The high recurrence rate of conventional open repair in the treatment of ventral hernias has caused some surgeons to adopt a paradigm shift in the treatment towards laparoscopic approach. Since its introduction in 1993, laparoscopic ventral hernia has offered a minimal invasive approach to repair of ventral and incisional hernias. It borrows many of the tenets of the traditional Rives-Stoppa-Wantz repair and places the mesh in a sublay position, usually placed one layer deeper in the intra-peritoneal position, often on an intact peritoneal layer. With time, several innovations and modifications to the laparoscopic repair have been developed. In this chapter we explore the indications, contra-indications, options of minimally invasive abdominal wall repair and reconstruction and the post-operative care.

Keywords

Ventral hernia Incisional hernia Laparoscopic surgery IPOM LVHR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Minimally Invasive Surgical Centre, KTP Advanced Surgical Training CentreYong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Health System, National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryMinimally Invasive Surgical Centre, National University Health System and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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