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Hernia Surgery

Selim Sözen

Sözen Surgery Clinic

Dr. Selim Sözen has 20 years of experience in bariatric surgery and is a member of the Turkish Surgical Association. He was a part of over 100 international conferences and international scientific publications. Expert in Transplantation Surgery, Liver and Gallbladder Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Cancer Surgery.


Hasan Erdem

Dr. HE Obesity Clinic

Dr. Hasan Erdem worked as a Chief Assistant in General Surgery at Training and Research Hospital of Adana. He was granted the title of Associate Professor of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Conditions on August 27th, 2018.


Diagnosis Treatment Laparoscopic Surgery Robotic Surgery Para-Duodenal Hernia Mesocolic Hernia Anatomy Grynfeltt Hernia Petit Hernia Indirect Inguinal Direct Inguinal Femoral

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Abdominal wall and hernia surgery constitute the most frequent surgical procedures performed by abdominal and general surgeons. A hernia is a prolapse of the membrane lining a cavity due to a defect in the wall of the cavity. Some examples of hernia are Indirect inguinal, Direct inguinal, Femoral, Umbilical, Para-umbilical, Epigastric, Ventral (incisional), Grynfeltt (superior lumbar), Petit (inferior lumbar), Spigelian, Schwalbe, Bochdalek, Morgagni, and Hiatus.

A femoral hernia is a ventral hernia commonly encountered by surgeons in clinical practice, although less common than an inguinal hernia. A femoral hernia often needs an emergency operation because of incarceration or strangulation.
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a developmental closure defect, resulting in discontinuity of the diaphragm. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a complex abnormality. The prognosis remains very poor if the defect is severe and prognostic factors are compound. Mortality and morbidity rates remain high despite modern and intensive care.
Lumbar hernia is the protrusion of intraperitoneal or extraperitoneal contents through a defect of the posterolateral abdominal wall. Para-duodenal hernias also known as mesocolic hernias are congenital and derive from embryonic peritoneal anomalies and associated abnormal intestinal rotation. These patients usually present with chronic abdominal pain and vomiting with or without signs of intestinal obstruction.

Obturator hernia, protrusion of abdominal content through the obturator foramen, is a rare type of abdominal wall hernia. Late patient presentation is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Accurate pre-operative diagnosis of obturator hernia is usually difficult, and most patients are operated as intestinal obstruction of unknown cause.
This book will aim to provide readers with types of hernia, diagnosis and treatment.

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Selim Sözen

Sözen Surgery Clinic

Dr. Selim Sözen was born on 01.01.1973. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Turkey in 1998. He trained in general surgery at Ankara Atatürk Education and Research Hospital in Turkey (2004). He worked as a specialist at different Government Hospitals in Turkey (2004-2013). He started to work as an Associate Professor at the Department of General Surgery of Medicine Faculty of Namık Kemal University (2013). He completed liver transplantation surgery at İnönü University (General Surgery Department, 2014–2015, Turkey) Fellowship Programs. From 2016, he has worked as a Specialist at his own clinic in İstanbul, Turkey. He is a member of the Turkish Surgical Association. His clinical interests include treatment, surgical procedures, surgical techniques, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, hernia surgery, colorectal surgery, surgical oncology, hepatopancreatobilliary surgery, bariatric surgery for morbid obesity, bariatric medicine, endocrine surgery, esophageal diseases, breast surgery, and esophagectomy. Dr Sözen is an author of 105 publications including 5 book chapters, as well as a member of review boards of several journals

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