Laparoscopic Incisional and Ventral Hernia Repair

  • Karl A. LeBlanc


Approximately 350,000–500,000 ventral hernias are repaired in the USA yearly. This common problem has been approached in a myriad of ways, each with various technical aspects that contribute to the long-term success or failure of the repair. Laparoscopic incisional-ventral hernia (LIVH) repair as first described by LeBlanc in 1993 builds upon the strengths of various techniques that improve overall outcome. The significant mesh overlap in the rectro-rectus repair with transfascial fixation first described by Rives and Stoppa is technically similar to what is achieved in LIVH repair.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge/Our Lady of the Lake Physician GroupBaton RougeUSA

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