Hernia repair is one of the commonest operations in general surgery. While straightforward open repair of inguinal hernia is a relatively simple operation, more complex hernias demand great surgical skill. The field of herniology has developed rapidly over the last few years. The last book published on the subject was the 3rd edition of this title, in 2003. Since then, not only have new surgical techniques been developed, but, importantly, new prosthetic biomaterials are being introduced rapidly and in ever increasing numbers. Management of Abdominal Wall Hernias 4e presents an authoritative, comprehensive and fully updated account of the surgical techniques and the available prosthetic materials for performing a correct repair of simple to complex hernias. Both open and laparoscopic methods are included. It is aimed at surgeons in the practice of clinical surgery, both the experts and the non-expert general surgeons with an interest in the repair of hernias and trainee surgeons.
Andrew N Kingsnorth, MS,FRCS,FACS Professor of Surgery and Consultant Surgeon, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK
Karl A. LeBlanc, MD, MBA, FACS Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Institute and Fellowship Program, Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Louisiana State University of Medicine, New Orleans; in private practice at the Surgical Specialty Group Inc, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. He is the founding member and past president of the American Hernia Society, and he is on the editorial boards of the journals, Hernia, Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. He has edited the textbooks Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery (Hodder Arnold) and Management of Laparoscopic Surgical Complications (Marcel Dekker). He has also authored over 90 articles and book chapters on hernia, laparoscopic surgery, and socioeconomics of surgery.