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