VERITAS | Surgical Technique | Open Parastomal Hernia Repair
  • Open Parastomal Hernia Repair

Publication on Clinical Experience

Repair Of Abdominal Wall Defects With Bovine Pericardium. Limpert JN, Desai AR, Kumpf AL, Fallucco MA, Aridge DL.

VERITAS Collagen Matrix displayed high strength and minimal infection rate allowing its use in the reconstruction of complex abdominal wall defects where prosthetic mesh had failed or was contraindicated.

Am J Surg. 2009 Nov;198(5):e60-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2009.01.027. Epub 2009 Oct 6.


  • Mar 12-15, 2014: AHS, Las Vegas, NV

Operative Technique – Open Parastomal Hernia Repair

VERITAS is ready to use directly from the pouch.1

  • Preparation of the "key hole" incision can be made in a "Y", "Slit" or with "Cut Out" configuration. Preparation of Key Hole Incision in Y,Slit and Cut Out Configuration
  • Below is a representation of the "Y" configuration. VERITAS is placed around the stoma, back to front, with elevation on the fascial edges. A tacker or suture can be used to secure VERITAS to the underlying fascia. Y Configuration in Key Hole

Wrap the mesh around the front. For most cases the 12 x 12 size can be used as it will allow a 4 cm wide overlap of mesh all around the bowel.1 Use enough tacks or sutures so all the mesh is adherent to the underlying peritoneum. VERITAS is pliable and is easily shaped around stomas of varying sizes.

Mesh Placement Completed

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  1. VERITAS Instructions For Use MS-0722007 3/2013