Laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy has become widely accepted as an effective alternative to the treatment of hernias with the anterior approach. It has success rates identical to those of the conventional method and quickens recovery by decreasing time until return to work or physical activities. With the introduction of single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), there has been an exponential increase in the number of SILS hernia repair. It probably represents the single most exciting innovation in laparoscopic surgery of the last 2 decades. The main premise of SILS is the use of completely blunt ports, which will negate the risks of bowel and vascular injuries, less wound, less postoperative pain, cosmetically more favorable and lower the recurrent rate.
Part of the book: Techniques and Innovation in Hernia Surgery