Transitioning to Single-Incision Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy

  title={Transitioning to Single-Incision Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy},
  author={Danny A. Sherwinter},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
BACKGROUND Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) offers cosmetic benefits and may represent further progress towards reducing the invasiveness of surgical interventions. We report our initial experience with LESS totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal herniorrhaphy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Beginning March 2009, we transitioned from a multiport laparoscopic TEP (MLH) technique to a single-incision TEP (SITE) technique. The first 52 consecutive patients who underwent SITE at our institution… CONTINUE READING


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