Recurrent Ventral Hernia Repair

  • Charlotte Horne
  • Ajita PrabhuEmail author


Recurrent ventral hernias represent a technical challenge for surgeons as well as a financial burden to the US healthcare system. Although recurrences are somewhat diminished by the use of mesh, the risk for recurrence still remains significant and does not appear to be further decreasing over time. When approaching recurrent hernias, it is of utmost importance to not only optimize any patient comorbidities, but also to try to identify potential causes of failure of the prior repair in order to maximize the chance of success and minimize risk of further recurrence. In this chapter, we present an algorithm for the workup and management of these complicated patients.


Recurrent ventral hernia repair Ventral hernias Laparoscopic recurrent ventral hernia repair Open recurrent ventral hernia repair 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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