Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 163–167 | Cite as

Laparoscopic hernia repair

  • Michael S. Kavic
Original Articles


In this study, 101 consecutive laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal hernia repairs (LTPR) were performed in 62 patients by a single surgeon. The series began in April 1991 and involved repair of 49 direct, 41 indirect, 4 femoral, 3 umbilical, 3 sliding, and 1 incisional hernias. Twelve cases were bilateral, 11 hernias were incarcerated, and 15 hernias were recurrent. There were no intraoperative complications, and none of the procedures required conversion to open surgery. Patients experienced the following post-operative complications: transient testicular pain (1), transient anterior thigh paresthesias (2), urinary retention requiring TURP (1), and hernia recurrences (2). Follow-up has ranged from 6 to 17 months and initial results have been encouraging.

Key words

Laparoscopy Preperitoneal Hernia Polypropylene mesh 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael S. Kavic
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  1. 1.Medical Office BuildingOhio Valley General HospitalMcKees RocksUSA

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