Laparoscopic view of a ventral hernia
Laparoscopic view of a ventral hernia with incarcerated omentum. The hernia contents must be dissected free from the abdominal wall to expose the hernia defect.
Retracting the stomach cephalad
The stomach is retracted cephalad as the transverse colon is retracted caudad while the omentum is divided with the harmonic scalpel.
Complted plication buttressed
Completed plication buttressed with omentum. A drain may be placed if desired.