Topic: Hernia

Laparoscopic Mesh Repair of Post-Traumatic Complex Suprapubic and Bilateral Inguinal Hernias

Bestoun Ahmed, MD, FRCS, Chester Royals, MD, Ziad Awad, MD, Michael Nussbaum, MD, FACS. University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville. Laparoscopy has been proven to be an efficient approach to treat abdominal wall hernias. We present a Video on laparoscopic mesh repair of a complex post-traumatic suprapubic and bilateral inguinal hernias. The patient sustained […]

Does Concurrent Inguinal Hernia Repair During Robotic Prostatectomy Increase the Risk of Infections?

Steven Garcia, MD, Monica Morgan, MD, Jeffrey A Cadeddu, MD, Claus Roehrborn, MD, Daniel J Scott, MD. UT Southwestern Medical Center. Introduction: Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) has been increasingly used to treat prostate cancer. Patients undergoing RALP have been reported to have an incidence of inguinal hernia between 7 to 21 %. Concurrent inguinal […]

Laparoscopic repair of post traumatic diaphragmatic hernia

John-Paul Bellistri, MD, Edward Kwon, MD, Ajay Chopra, MD. Jacobi Medical Center. Background The incidence of diaphragmatic rupture after blunt thoracoabdominal trauma has an incidence ranging from 1% to 3%1. Early identification and diagnosis remains a challenge. Among numerous retrospective studies, increase in Injury Severity Score appears most frequently with statistical significance. Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia […]

Patient-Centered Outcomes Following Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair: A Systematic Review of the Current Literature.

Michael Sosin, MD, Ketan M Patel, MD, Lucy Guevara, Maurice Y Nahabedian, MD, Parag Bhanot, MD. Georgetown University Hospital, Division of General Surgery. Background Health related quality of life (HRQoL) measures are becoming increasingly important in defining successful outcomes in ventral hernia repair (VHR). The purpose of this study was to systematically review patients that […]

Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair with Collis Gastroplasty and Diaphragmatic Relaxing Incision

Geoffrey Chow, MD, Ezra N Teitelbaum, MD, Nathaniel J Soper, MD, Eric S Hungness, MD. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. This video shows a laparoscopic repair of a type III paraesophageal hernia. Despite full mobilization, a short esophagus was present and a stapled Collis-type wedge fundectomy was performed as an esophageal lengthening procedure. Additionally, […]

Underlay Versus Retrorectus Mesh Placement in Complex Ventral Hernia Repair Utilizing Endoscopic Component Separation

M Gustafson, MD, R Kimball, MD, B Pellini, MD, I Daoud, MD, FACS. Department of Minimally Invasive Surgery, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Hartford, CT. Introduction: Abdominal wall reconstruction for complex abdominal wall defects remains a challenge. Although open component separation with medialization of the rectus muscles restores integrity and function of the abdominal […]

Use of Chemical Components Separation for Primary Wound Closure in an Open Abdomen

Natasza M Posielski, BS, Clayton C Petro, MD, Yuri W Novitsky, MD, Hooman T Soltanian, MD, Michael J Rosen, MD. University Hospitals Case Medical Center. Introduction: A 58-year-old male with gallstone pancreatitis developed abdominal compartment syndrome requiring a decompressive laparotomy at an outside hospital. Ten days later his fascial defect remained >30cm wide and he […]

Totally Extraperitoneal Repair for Incisional Hernia

Chen Kuo-Hsin, MD, Chio U-Chon, MD, Wu Jiann-Ming, MD, Chen Shian-dian, MD, Chen Ying-Da, MD, Huang Shu-Yi, MD, Jeng Kuo-Shyang, MD, Lin Tzu-Chao, MD, Siow Tiing-Foong, MD, Sum Shao-Yin, MD, Loi Chao-Man, MD. Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Ban Ciao, Taipei, Taiwan. INTRODUCTION – surgical repair of incisional hernia […]

The Influence of Hiatal Hernia Size On Recurrence Rate Following Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair

Aaron M Williams, BA, Salomon Levy, MD, Daniel L Davenport, PhD, Margaret Plymale, MSN, RN, J. Scott Roth, MD. The University of Kentucky, Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery. INTRODUCTION: The cranio-caudal height of a hiatal hernia has been demonstrated to be associated with the rate of recurrence following laparoscopic […]


Tomoko Mizota, MD, Norihiro Takemoto, MD, PhD, Saseem Poudel, MD, Yusuke Watanabe, MD, Yo Kurashima, MD, PhD, Yuji Miyasaka, MD, PhD. NTT East Sapporo Hospital, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery II Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine. INTRODUCTION  The creation of sufficient peritoneal flap during laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) inguinal hernia repair without parenchymal injury is […]

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