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Robotic Inguinal Hernia

  • Peter Michael Santoro
  • Anthony R. Tascone
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Abstract

Inguinal hernia surgery has evolved substantially in recent years. Although the open, tension-free mesh repair still reigns as standard of care and is the predominant method for inguinal hernia repair worldwide, there has been massive shift in surgical approach toward minimally invasive techniques. The robotic transabdominal preperitoneal repair marks the latest in surgical evolution to approach this common pathology. The introduction of the robotic surgical platform has sparked new interest and enthusiasm from the general surgical community surrounding hernia repair in general and particularly in inguinal hernia surgery.

Here we will discuss preoperative planning, operating room setup, specific technical aspects regarding surgical technique and steps of the procedure, and postoperative care in pertaining to the robotic inguinal hernia repair.

Keywords

Hernia surgery Robotic surgery Inguinal hernia Femoral hernia Transabdominal preperitoneal hernia repair Mesh Laparoscopic surgery Myopectineal orifice Minimally invasive hernia surgery Inguinal herniorrhaphy daVinci 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Michael Santoro
    • 1
  • Anthony R. Tascone
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryChristiana Care Health SystemWilmingtonUSA

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