|Written by an international team of experts, and endorsed by the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS), the main objective of this book is to provide and promote best practices in hernia surgery. It is intended for those surgeons who are already performing hernia repair surgeries, helping them update their surgical know-how in a landscape of rapidly improving techniques. Covering all the commonly performed procedures, from tissue repair to mesh repair (both conventional and laparoscopic), it presents all currently available techniques in detail, addressing the needs of younger and more experienced surgeons alike. Each surgical procedure is explained step by step and supported with high-resolution serial intra-operative photographs and line diagrams. While the majority of the text covers the surgical anatomy, classification, pathophysiology, and imaging techniques for hernias, a closing chapter on future directions introduces readers to the latest and emerging techniques and approaches.
Padmashree Dr. Pradeep Chowbey is currently Chairman of the Max Institute of Minimal Access, and Chief of Surgery & Allied Surgical Specialties at Max Hospital, New Delhi, India. He is the Honorary Surgeon to The President of India, and Surgeon to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is the Founder President of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (2004) and former President of the Asia Pacific Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Society (2010-12), of the Pacific Chapter of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (2011-13), and of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (2012-13).
He established the Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Centre, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi in 1996, the first of its kind on the Asian subcontinent. His current institute, the Max Institute of Minimal Access, is accredited as an International Centre of Excellence for Endohernia Surgery and Bariatric Surgery. He was on the steering committee for formulating the Worldwide Guidelines and Recommendations for inguinal hernia, ventral and incisional abdominal wall hernias published in the Surgical Endoscopy journal (Springer). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Minimal Access Surgery, the official publication of IAGES; a Section Editor (Ventral/ Incisional Hernia Surgery) for Hernia, The World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery; and an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery. Prof. Lomanto is currently a Professor of Surgery at the National University of Singapore; Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Centre (MISC), National University Hospital (NUH); and Director of the KTP Advanced Surgery Training Centre (ASTC), NUS. He is Secretary-General and a Past-President of the Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of ASIA (ELSA); a founding member and Advisory President of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS); and founding member and Past-President of the Asia-Pacific Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Society (APMBSS). He has been awarded Honorary Memberships in several Endolaparoscopic Societies: Japan (JSES), India (IAGES), Indonesia (PBEI, PERHERI), the Philippines (PCS, PALES) and Thailand (RCST). He currently serves as Managing Editor of the Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery; Associate Editor of Hernia Journal; and as an International Editorial Member for Surgical Endoscopy and the Asian Journal of Surgery. He was knighted by the Italian Government on 26 December 2009.