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What a lap incisional hernia?

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In brief: Laparoscopic repair

Laparoscopic incisional hernia is repair of a hernia associated with a surgical incision by means of laparoscopic techniques.
This entails use of small incisions, trocars, instruments that are placed through the trocars and repair of the hernia with the use of synthetic mesh or a biologic graft. Suture reapair is also possible but is typically reinforced by the mesh or graft.

In brief: Laparoscopic repair

Laparoscopic incisional hernia is repair of a hernia associated with a surgical incision by means of laparoscopic techniques.
This entails use of small incisions, trocars, instruments that are placed through the trocars and repair of the hernia with the use of synthetic mesh or a biologic graft. Suture reapair is also possible but is typically reinforced by the mesh or graft.
Dr. Michael Sawyer
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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Surgery - Trauma
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In brief: Hernia

It is a hernia, or protrusion of abdominal contents through a previous laparoscopic surgery access site.
They can and should be repaired if symptomatic, as there is risk of incarceration (getting stuck) in these small hernias.

In brief: Hernia

It is a hernia, or protrusion of abdominal contents through a previous laparoscopic surgery access site.
They can and should be repaired if symptomatic, as there is risk of incarceration (getting stuck) in these small hernias.
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care

In brief: Laparoscopic?

Usually refers to repair of an incisional hernia from the inside of the abdomen issuing small cameras Traditionally repair of hernias was done as an 'open' procedure from the outside.
Lap hernias often have less pain and a wicker return to activities but carry some additional risks.

In brief: Laparoscopic?

Usually refers to repair of an incisional hernia from the inside of the abdomen issuing small cameras Traditionally repair of hernias was done as an 'open' procedure from the outside.
Lap hernias often have less pain and a wicker return to activities but carry some additional risks.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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