Primary and secondary ventral hernias up to sizes W2 can be treated by techniques like MILOS, EMILOS, e-TEP. Laparoscopic IPOM repair is still a valuable alternative in recurrent hernias after extraperitoneal repair or in patients prone to postoperative wound complications.
At the workshop we will demonstrate a typical laparoscopic IPOM repair in an obese patient with special emphasis on possible surgical errors. Furthermore the unrivalled advantage when using elastic implants is clearly pointed out. At the end we would like to discuss our standardized procedure with the participants.