Posterior Inguinal Anatomy for Endolaparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

  • Ayushman Endosurgery
  • Pradeep Chowbey

Your browser needs to be JavaScript capable to view this video

Try reloading this page, or reviewing your browser settings

You're watching a preview of subscription content. Log in to check access

Endolaparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is the preferred modality of repair today. Most inguinal and pelvic hernias are suitable for repair with minimal access techniques. These include hernias encountered in a wide variety of clinical settings such as sliding hernias, irreducible hernias, obstructed hernias, femoral and obturator hernias. The teaching videos under this series of videos on endolaparoscopic inguinal hernia repair demonstrate the surgical approach and operative steps for hernia repair in diverse clinical scenarios.

This video on posterior inguinal anatomy for endolaparoscopic inguinal hernia repair demonstrates relevance and importance of the applied surgical anatomy that a surgeon needs to be familiar with before embarking on endolaparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (TEP, TAPP). The video comprises multiple segments, step wise as various landmarks are encountered during medial to lateral dissection of the preperitoneal space. The essential take home messages comprise the last segment.

This video serves as a valuable learning resource to surgeons interested in endolaparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.


Dr. Rajesh Khullar:
  • Secretary General, Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS)

  • President, Hernia Society of India (National Chapter of APHS) 2015-2017

  • President, Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI) 2015-2018

Dr. Anil Sharma:
  • President, Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) 2015-2017

  • Director, Hernia Essentials Training Program of APHS

  • Editor, Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

Dr. Vandana Soni:
  • Life member of Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA)

  • Life member of Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI)

  • Life Member of Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS)

  • Life Member of Hernia Society of India (HSI)

Dr. Manish Baijal:
  • Hon Secretary Hernia Society of India (HSI)

  • Hon Secretary Asia Pacific Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Society (APMBSS)

  • Executive Member Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS)

  • Editorial Board International Journal of Abdominal Wall & Hernia Surgery


This video familiarizes a surgeon with the relevance & importance of the posterior inguinal anatomy for endolaparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (TEP,TAPP).

About the Author

Ayushman Endosurgery is the surgical consortium comprising of the five consultant surgeons contributing to these teaching videos. Ayushman Endosurgery provides professional surgical services and expertise and currently functions at Max Institute of Laparoscopic, Endoscopic & Bariatric Surgery, Saket, New Delhi, India. The Max Institute is recognized to be a global center of excellence in endosurgery. It is recognized as the center of excellence in ‘hernia surgery’ by Asia Pacific Hernia Society. It is also accredited as the center of excellence in ‘hernia surgery’ and ‘metabolic & bariatric surgery’ by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), USA. The center has also been certified with the center of excellence accreditation for metabolic and bariatric surgery by OSSI and founder center of excellence for metabolic and bariatric surgery by SRC, USA.

The team of consultants at the Max Institute of Laparoscopic, Endoscopic & Bariatric Surgery have been associated with the establishment and propagation of minimal access surgery (laparoscopic surgery) in India since 1991. Created and conceptualized 35 years ago under the leadership of Dr Pradeep Chowbey, the team includes four Directors - Dr Rajesh Khullar, Dr Anil Sharma, Dr Vandana Soni, Dr Manish Baijal, who have extensive clinical experience; together they are the longest serving surgical team in the world.

Together, the team at Max Saket holds a Limca Book of Record of performing more than 80,000 surgeries. This is reflected in consecutive Limca Book of Record editions from 2000 to 2019.

Pradeep Chowbey

Dr. Pradeep Chowbey: • Founder President, Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS)

• Chairman, IAGES Committee on Guidelines & Recommendations in Minimal Access Surgery

• Chairman, Max Institute of Laparoscopic, Endoscopic & Bariatric Surgery, Saket, India


About this video

Ayushman Endosurgery
Pradeep Chowbey
Online ISBN
Total duration
15 min
Springer, Singapore
Copyright information
© Producer, under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021

Related content

Video Transcript


The preperitoneal posterior anatomy of the inguinal region is very different as compared to the anterior anatomy that we have learned before. The two important reasons for this anatomy to be different is, number one, we are in the preperitoneal space below the arcuate line. So the posterior boundary of this space is formed only by the peritoneum. Number two, we are looking at the inguinal region from the umbilicus. So this completely changes the perspective of how the inguinal region appears when we see it endoscopically in the preperitoneal region.