Maximise results for everyone

Ventral hernia repair may seem like a simple procedure, but complications that come from open surgery impacts both on hospitals and on patients’ recovery.

Minimally Invasive Ventral Hernia Surgery is an effective alternative technique to open surgery that can help you maximise results for you and your patients.

Minimum disruption, 
maximum results.

Ventral hernia repairs using Minimally Invasive Surgery have been shown to  reduce hospital stays by nearly* 4.6 days compared to open surgery.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,15  
Find out more about how this technique can maximise results with minimum disruption with the Danish Hernia Guidelines.

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Minimum complications, 
maximum recovery.

Compared to open surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery for ventral hernia repair reduces blood loss7,9  and surgical site infections1,4,7,8,10,11,12,13,14  enhancing patient recovery. Medtronic is committed to do post market clinical result surveillance and to provide valuable clinical evidence.

Minimum input, 
maximum outcomes.

Just like you, we’re committed to helping patients get the best surgical outcome. That’s why we’ve developed market-leading mesh technology to support better hernia repair surgery. Find out more below.

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The ultimate guides.

If you repair hernias then Basecamp is for you. It’s a free online training platform for all topics related to hernia & abdominal wall repair.

Minimum time, 
maximum performance.

We know your time is precious, which is why we’ve got expert advisors on hand to talk you through the benefits and implementation of Minimally Invasive Surgery ventral hernia repair. 

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* Estimated mean values obtained from a literature review performed by Medtronic. These results do not constitute a systematic literature review. They do, however, provide extensive insight into the benefits of MIS in clinical settings.
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  2. Colavita PD, Tsirline VB, Walters AL, Lincourt AE, Belyansky I, Heniford BT. Laparoscopic versus open hernia repair: outcomes and sociodemographic utilization results from the nationwide inpatient sample. Surg Endosc. 2013 Jan;27(1):109-17.
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  15. Bittner R, Bain K, Bansal KV, Berrevoet F. Update of Guidelines for laparoscopic treatment of ventral and incisional abdominal wall hernias (International Endohernia Society (IEHS))—Part ASurgical Endoscopy (2019) 33:3069–3139 https://doi. org/10.1007/s00464-019-06907-7.13