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At which layer in the human anatomy is the mesh placed during Laparoscopic TEP inguinal hernia repair?

I am told that one of the benefits of TEP hernia repair is that it avoids penetrating the abdominal cavity. This implies that the surgeon does not cut into the Transversales Facia or the Peritoneum ...
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Why can one not simply remove gallstones, not the whole gallbladder?

According to this article from the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Gallstones do not go away on their own. Some can be temporarily managed by making dietary ...
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Why do doctors use tendon instead of ligament in key-hole surgery?

Graham Chiu put it very well: "Where would you get a ligament from that isn't going to make you worse off?" We rely on our ligaments for the structural stability of our skeleton. This supersedes the ...
Bruce Kirkpatrick's user avatar
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What is the difference between a percutaneous endoscopic procedure and a laparoscopic procedure?

Percutaneous means "effected, occurring, or performed through the skin" The difference lies in one of the terms - percutaneous endoscopic ...
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