LAPAROSCOPIC APPROACH TO INCISIONAL HERNIA – CARBAJO PROCEDURE
Summary. Incisional hernia is a common entity and occurs often in patients with previous operations in the abdominal cavity and the abdominal wall. In such patients, surgical therapy is challenging, since the recurrence rate varies between 14 and 50%. New technologies enabled the production of a new biocompatible non-adhesive mesh. Such a mesh can be placed inside the abdominal cavity in direct contact with the abdominal organs. A new laparoscopic approach, with original surgical details, was developed by Carbajo. In this article, we are presenting the results of first Carbajo procedure performed at our department in November 2003.