Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Thiago Nogueira Costa
    Pages 9-19
  3. Jeremy A. Warren, Alfredo M. Carbonell
    Pages 21-34
  4. Eduardo ParraDavila, Flavio Malcher, Carlos Hartmann
    Pages 35-47
  5. Conrad Ballecer, Daniela Cocco, Brian Prebil
    Pages 49-71
  6. Ricardo Z. Abdalla, Thiago Nogueira Costa, Cassio Eduardo Silva Gontijo
    Pages 73-83
  7. Thiago Nogueira Costa, Ricardo Z. Abdalla
    Pages 85-96
  8. Pedro Paulo Kimachi, Elaine Gomes Martins
    Pages 97-108
  9. Ulysses Ribeiro Jr., Silvia Takanohashi Kobayashi, Alessandro Gonçalves Campolina
    Pages 109-126
  10. Ricardo Z. Abdalla, Danniel Frade Said
    Pages 127-134
  11. Marcelo Furtado
    Pages 135-144
  12. Renato Miranda de Melo
    Pages 145-151
  13. Claudia Marquez Simões
    Pages 153-162
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 163-166

About this book


This book is a surgical manual, intended to present and discuss the use of robotic surgery for abdominal wall hernia repair. It comprises the most important surgical approaches in the field, presenting step by step procedures in a clear and didactic way.

Abdominal wall hernias are very common conditions, easily identifiable in clinical practice and that usually require a surgical intervention as treatment. However, the choice for the right surgical procedure to treat those conditions may vary, provided the diversity on possible techniques, clinical presentations and complexity. Robotic surgery has emerged in recent years as an important tool to increase the number of surgical approaches for the surgeon who faces abdominal wall hernias. Video-assisted and robotic surgery may represent a consistent improvement in options available for the surgeon involved in wall hernia repair. Current robotic surgical techniques present several of the benefits of common laparoscopic surgery features (such as low invasiveness and fast recovery), and adds some other specific benefits, such as more dynamic and precise movements and a much better view of the operatory field. 

Robotic Surgery for Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair is intended to help surgeons to manage this disease from another point of view and to choose the best procedures in each case, pushing medical practice to another level of decisions, investigation and follow up, considering the use of new technologies in robotic surgery. It intends to be a reference manual to medical practitioners who has surgical skills in their backgrounds, but that are not familiar with the use of minimally invasive procedures for abdominal wall complex defects.


Hernia Video surgery Robotic surgery Abdominal wall Laparoscopy Laparoscopic surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Ricardo Z. Abdalla
    • 1
  • Thiago Nogueira Costa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyUniversity of São Paulo School of MedicineBrazil
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologyUniversity of São Paulo School of MedicineBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55526-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55527-0
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