Advanced Laparoscopy – Total Extraperitoneal (TEP) Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair


This course will focus on advanced surgical techniques of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, in particular the total extraperitoneal (TEP) approach.

This interactive course will start with an overview of the anatomical approach in this method, with hands-on practice of laparoscopic visualisation and balloon expansion practice in our wet lab facility. This will be followed by TEP Inguinal Hernia Repair with mesh placement and a detailed step-by-step description of this complex laparoscopic surgery.

Expert surgeons in this field will also share their experiences and discuss video footage of difficult cases.

Lead facilitator: Mr Dermot Hehir

Learning objectives

  • Refresher of relevant anatomy.
  • Clear appreciation of Incision, dissection and balloon placement.
  • Better understanding of dissection and reduction of hernias by video footage of this approach.
  • Better understanding of effective placement of mesh in the TEP approach.