An incisional hernia is a condition in which a piece
of abdominal organ, such as the intestine, protrudes through an opening
at or near the site of a prior surgical incision. Once any incision is
made through the abdominal wall, that area is always weaker, making it
prone to hernia formation. Incisional hernias may cause a bulge or pain
and can develop at any time after the original surgery.
Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair is a new technique to fix tears in the abdominal wall (muscle) using small incisions, telescopes and a patch (mesh). This minimally invasive technique allows the patient to return to work and normal activities sooner.