Minimally Invasive Approaches to Inguinal Hernias

Charlotte M. Horne, Ajita S. Prabhu

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Both the transabdominal preperitoneal approach and the total extraperitoneal approach to inguinal hernias provide an effective means of repairing inguinal hernias. The robotic platform can be used and may help to decrease immediate postoperative pain; however, as this is a fairly new technique, more research will help further determine long-term outcomes. In all methods of fixation, we ensure adequate fixation medially with tacks placed on the Cooper ligament. Awareness of the nerves and vessels helps to guide dissection as well as prevent inadvertent injury during mesh fixation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-649
Number of pages13
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume98
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Minimally Invasive Approaches to Inguinal Hernias'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this