Laparoscopic stoma hernia repair using the modified Sugarbaker technique - 95% success rate
In essence this repair adopts exact same principles of a sound open (Sugarbaker) repair but with key hole surgery hence achieving great success while massively reducing the risks associated with conventional open surgery.
A recent publication by these surgeons have shown a success rate of 95% for laparoscopic stoma hernia repair with a non-slit mesh (in line with the best results for laparoscopic ventral/incisional hernia repair) with reduced hospital stay, early return to physical activities and reduced wound complications. Even though these surgeons are recognised as some of the best laparoscopic ventral/incisional hernia surgeons in the world such operations are still classified as major operations and major complications and even mortality have been reported. Through the innovative and exemplary care of his patients with hernias Dr Tran has recently been awarded the Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Sydney with the thesis entitled "Advances in Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery".
As this is a highly specialised area of surgery, patients are advised to do their own research (often local doctors and even general surgeons are not up to date with the latest advances in surgery) and to seek surgeons with the appropriate level of experience with laparoscopic hernia repair, and specifically laparoscopic ventral, incisional and stoma hernia repair.