Ventral Hernia After Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

David Radvinsky, MD, Paul Chung, MD, Michael Kennedy, MD, Koby Herman, BS, Gainosuke Sugiyama, MD, FACS

Department of Surgery, SUNY Downstate University Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Drs Radvinsky, Chung, Kennedy, and Sugiyama).
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY (Herman).


Introduction: The incidence of incisional hernias after hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) ranges from 3 to 10%. Robotic-assisted ventral hernia repair is technically feasible and gaining popularity as an acceptable alternative to open repair.

Case Description: We report a case of a robot-assisted repair for an incisional hernia from a hand-assist port site in a 50-year-old man after a hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy (HALN).

Conclusion: We present a novel approach for recreating the anterior abdominal wall using the robotic platform.

Key Words: Hernia, Robotic, Ventral, Pre-peritoneal.

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