Abdominal

Abdominal & Incisional Hernia Repair Options

Open Surgery

Bard® Ventrio™ & Ventrio™ ST Patch Techniques
The Bard Ventrio™ & Ventrio™ ST patches are specifically designed for use in open ventral hernia repairs. They help eliminate the tension and strain on surrounding muscles and ligaments, and are designed to help reduce discomfort after surgery. These products can be inserted through a relatively small incision and are designed to lie flat against the abdominal wall and may require sutures or other tissue fixation. The Ventrio™ and Ventrio™  ST Patches help support weak tissue and provide a strong, permanent.

This type of procedure may take several hours to complete, depending on the extent of the surgery required. General anesthesia is required for open hernia surgery. There is always a chance for complications with surgery such as infection, hematoma (blood collection), pain or hernia recurrence. Your physician will discuss these with you prior to surgery.

    

 Ventrio™ Hernia Patch   Ventrio™ ST Hernia Patch

 

 


 

 

Laparoscopic Surgery

Bard® Composix™ L/P,  Sepramesh™,  Ventralight™ and Echo PS™ Mesh Technique
Bard Composix™ L/P, Sepramesh™,  Ventralightand Echo PS™ Mesh allow for a strong repair of the abdominal wall and are specifically designed for use in laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs. These repairs are often done with only three to four separate incisions (approximately one cm each) in the abdomen. The mesh will be pulled through one of the small incisions and fixated in place to cover the hernia defect and reinforce the weak tissue of the hernia.

This type of procedure may take several hours to complete, depending on the extent of the surgery required. General anesthesia is required for laparoscopic hernia surgery. There is always a chance for complications with surgery such as infection, hematoma (blood collection), pain or hernia recurrence. Your physician will discuss these with you prior to surgery.

 

 Ventralight™ ST Mesh         Echo PS™ Positioning System

 

 

Hundreds of thousands of hernia repair operations are performed each year both with and without surgical mesh, and patients generally recover quickly and do well after surgery. However, all surgical procedures are associated with some risk. Speak to your surgeon prior to surgery about possible risks and complications. Some of the possible complications include adverse reactions to the mesh, adhesions (bands of scar-like tissue) and injuries to nearby organs, nerves or blood vessels. Other complications of hernia repair can occur with or without the mesh, including infection, chronic pain and hernia recurrence.


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