Review the most common types of simple and complex hernias, how they present, and when to refer patients for surgical repair.
Surgical hernia repair can be performed open or laparoscopically, using a variety of meshes. Component separation techniques (CST) are effective for repairing large ventral hernias; endoscopic CST often results in fewer wound complications than open CST.
A patient with a reducible right inguinal hernia undergoes laparoscopic repair. During surgery, a femoral hernia is also discovered and repaired. Two weeks after surgery, the patient has recovered and returned to normal activity.
Our team works with patients, primary care physicians, and specialists to ensure coordinated, comprehensive care.
In the short term, laparoscopic hernia repair is effective and associated with less morbidity, according to two recently published studies that evaluated outcomes of the approach vs. open repair.
A patient presented with a very large ventral hernia and significant loss of abdominal wall domain. He will undergo several procedures, including progressive preoperative pneumoperitoneum, before component separation and open repair.