Written by a leading surgeon who has performed more than 7,000 hernioplasties, this atlas demonstrates tried-and-proven techniques for repairing hernias of the abdominal wall. Extraordinarily thorough pictorial displays of each procedure and clear, straightforward instructions enable you to quickly and easily master effective classical and modern techniques.Each technique is taught as it would be taught in the operating room--by complete visual demonstration and concise step-by-step instructions. Nearly 200 clear, precise drawings depict the anatomy of the abdominal wall and show the entire sequence of every operation. The drawings are accompanied by succinct, easy-to-follow instructions and legends to help you fully understand each surgical maneuver.After reviewing the anatomy and etiology of inguinal hernias and the use of anesthesia for hernia surgery, the book presents Dr. Wantz's preferred classical, prosthetic, and incisional hernioplasty techniques. The chapter on classical hernioplasties is divided into three parts--dissection, repairs, and closure--to clearly demonstrate the differences among the various repairs and to eliminate needless repetition of dissection and closure instructions. The chapter on prosthetic repairs shows repairs that approach the problem anteriorly and posteriorly. The extensive coverage of incisional hernioplasties includes a complete presentation of the Rives-Stoppa technique. The atlas also shows techniques for pediatric hernia repair, as well as for repair of femoral, umbilical, epigastric, Spigelian, and parastomal hernias.This atlas is a practical working manual that you will use whenever you encounter a difficult hernia repair problem. It presents the full repertoire of hernioplasty techniques that are known to achieve optimal results, in a format ideal for easy reference and presurgical review. Be sure to order your copy of Wantz's Atlas of Hernia Surgery today!