Laparoscopic Parastomal Hernia Repair

  • Joshua A. Tyler
  • Matthew G. MutchEmail author


Minimally invasive parastomal hernia repair has become a successful alternative to conventional open techniques, proving to be safe and effective. The laparoscopic approach permits full visualization of the abdominal cavity, as well as the hernia defect, minimizes surgical trauma, and affords the potential benefits of improved cosmesis, reduced pain, and a shorter recovery time. In this chapter we will review the technical aspects of a laparoscopic parastomal hernia repair including the use of mesh with a minimally invasive approach and make the reader aware of potential pitfalls associated with this technique.


Surgical Site Infection Incisional Hernia Synthetic Mesh Parastomal Hernia Hernia Defect 
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Supplementary material

Video 17.1

Laparoscopic Sugarbaker parastomal hernia repair with mesh. Video by David Rivadeneira, MD (MP4 48675 kb)

Video 17.2

Laparoscopic Sugarbaker parastomal hernia repair with mesh. Video by C. Neal Ellis, MD (MP4 84521 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of General SurgeryKeesler Medical CenterKeesler AFBUSA
  2. 2.Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Barnes-Jewish HospitalWashington University School of Medicine in St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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