Open Techniques: Mesh and Non-mesh Anatomical Repairs

  • Andrew Bates
  • Salvatore DocimoJr.


Open inguinal herniorrhaphy remains the most commonly performed repair for inguinal hernias in the world. The surgical management of hernias has undergone extensive evolution over the past century, always with the goal of definitive repair with minimal morbidity for the patient. The choice of repair should be tailored to the patient and the clinical circumstances. Both tissue repairs and tension-free repairs have merit in experienced hands and in the correct setting.


Open techniques Mesh anatomical repairs Non-mesh anatomical repairs Inguinal herniorrhaphy Bassini repair McVay Cooper’s ligament repair Shouldice Lichtenstein Plug-and-patch 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Bates
    • 1
  • Salvatore DocimoJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Bariatric, Foregut, and Advanced GI Surgery, Department of SurgeryStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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