Surgical Principles in Inguinal Hernia Repair

A Comprehensive Guide to Anatomy and Operative Techniques

  • Melissa Phillips LaPinska
  • Jeffrey A. Blatnik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Preoperative Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. John Mark McLain, Aaron Joseph Arroyave, Matthew L. Mancini, Melissa Phillips LaPinska
      Pages 7-13
    3. Sepehr Lalezari, Gina L. Adrales
      Pages 15-24
    4. Yuri W. Novitsky, Luis A. Martin-del-Campo
      Pages 25-30
  3. Open Surgical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Bruce Ramshaw, Sherard Chiu
      Pages 33-38
    3. Wen Hui Tan, Jeffrey A. Blatnik
      Pages 39-44
    4. Arielle J. Perez, David M. Krpata
      Pages 45-51
  4. Laparoscopic Repair Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Vamsi V. Alli, Eric M. Pauli
      Pages 55-66
    3. David J. Berler, Brian P. Jacob
      Pages 67-72
    4. Gregory J. Mancini, Dennis R. Van Dorp
      Pages 73-79
    5. Benjamin Carr, Dana Telem
      Pages 81-84
    6. Nathaniel Stoikes, David Webb, Guy Voeller
      Pages 85-88
  5. Postoperative Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Steve R. Siegal, Sean B. Orenstein
      Pages 91-98
    3. Janavi Rao, Michael Bottros
      Pages 99-108
    4. Michael W. Robinson, David C. Chen
      Pages 109-118
    5. Nicholas H. Carter, Richard A. Pierce
      Pages 119-124
  6. Special Situations in Inguinal Hernia Repair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Arghavan Salles, L. Michael Brunt
      Pages 127-137
    3. Domenic R. Craner, Ian C. Glenn, Todd A. Ponsky
      Pages 139-147
    4. Garth R. Jacobsen, Jessica L. Reynolds
      Pages 149-151
    5. Stephen Masnyj, Matthew I. Goldblatt
      Pages 153-158
    6. Jared McAllister, Jeffrey A. Blatnik
      Pages 159-164
    7. Nicole Kissane Lee, Vandana Botta, Mariah Alexander Beasley
      Pages 165-171
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 173-177

About this book


This text is designed to present a comprehensive state-of-the-art approach to options available for inguinal hernia repair. Early chapters address anatomic evaluation of the groin, preoperative optimization of outcomes, and considerations in choosing a surgical technique. It then transitions to the clinical management of this common medical condition, specifically focusing on operative details. Written by experts in the field of hernia repair, the clinical chapters detail both open and minimally invasive techniques for repair including detailed anatomic drawings, surgical photos, and links to videos of operative techniques. Postoperative management is explained, detailing the common complications and addressing the importance of surgical outcomes, especially in the setting of “pay for performance” metrics. The final section of the text concludes with the management of inguinal hernias in select situations, including children, those performed with concomitant procedures, and modifications for training residents in this common surgical procedure.  Each chapter includes a review of the published literature and selected references, along with anatomic illustrations, videos from operative interventions, and surgical photos to help reinforce the text.

Surgical Principles in Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Comprehensive Guide to Anatomy and Operative Techniques serves as a comprehensive resource for surgeons on patient preparation, surgical techniques, and outcomes for the management of inguinal hernias.   


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Editors and affiliations

  • Melissa Phillips LaPinska
    • 1
  • Jeffrey A. Blatnik
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Tennessee Health Science CenterKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryWashington University Medical Center, Department of SurgerySt LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-92891-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-92892-0
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