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Archive October 2011 XII, No. 10

The Case for Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair

Minimally invasive techniques and mesh help this hernia repair avoid future failure and re-operation.

David Bernard, Senior Associate Editor


Many surgeons say that the laparoscopic approach to ventral hernia repair has revolutionized the procedure. The minimally invasive route offers patients better outcomes with less post-operative pain and an accelerated recovery. It can even reduce a patient's risk of suffering a common complication that could return him to the surgical table in the years ahead, a complication that might actually have landed him there to begin with.

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