Reply To: The Gospel of Mesh
Not a fair statement, in my opinion.
Dr Felix was the first to introduce the TEP laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He was trained under Dr Nyhus, who performed a similar repair in open fashion.
Drs Felix & Daes wrote the initial paper in 2017, discussing the importance of defining the critical view for laparoscopic or robotic inguinal hernia repairs.
Their work is so important, as it helps reduce poorly performed laparoscopic repairs, which is rampant. Just read my paper on review of the top 50 YouTube videos of these operations. Absolutely horribly done by most of them. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00464-020-08035-z
The critical view is not relevant to any open anterior approach operations for inguinal hernias.
Dr Felix is retired. He could just be basking in the beach. Instead he is using his expertise to continue to advance safe laparoscopic hernia care.