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Photos of Laparoscopic Procedures

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Photo - Laparoscopic Totally Pre-Peritoneal Hernia Repair
showing placement of mesh to cover and repair all hernia spaces (direct, indirect and femoral).

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that laparoscopic hernia repair was superior to the open repair in terms of less postoperative pain, and quicker return to home and normal activity.  Recurrence rate was lower. Dr. Katkhouda performs the pre-peritoneal hernia repair rooutinely at  the USC Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Diagnostic Laparoscopy in the Acute Abdomen, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Lysis of Adhesions.





Photo - size of trocar insertion site ( < 7 mm), "keyhole surgery"


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