The decision regarding the repair method used is made on an individual basis for each patient, taking account of their anatomy and their risk profile. The aim is to reconstruct the abdominal wall anatomy and restore function using a synthetic mesh to reinforce it (mesh augmentation).
To avoid possible mesh-related foreign body reactions (e.g. adhesions) inside the abdominal cavity, care is taken to place the mesh extra-peritoneally, i.e. outside the abdominal cavity.