Hernia Surgery

Advancing hernia repair by identifying and helping meet the needs of surgeons, patients and health care providers.

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Evidence Based Solutions

Ethicon is active in supporting large-scale evidence that supports safety and Quality-of-Life outcomes for hernia-related products and procedures to help healthcare providers make informed decisions regarding outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost.

Evidence Based Solutions

Featured Hernia Products

ETHICON SECURESTRAP® Absorbable Strap Fixation Device

ETHICON SECURESTRAP® Absorbable Strap Fixation Device

Market leader in absorbable mechanical fixation.1* ETHICON SECURESTRAP Absorbable Strap Fixation Device provides superior acute fixation at various deployment angles versus the tacks used in ReliaTack™, AbsorbaTack™, and SorbaFix™.||†‡§

PROCEED® Surgical Mesh

PROCEED® Surgical Mesh

Trusted by surgeons for over 10 years. PROCEED Surgical Mesh features macroporous design and partially absorbable material designed to support safe and comfortable healing.


ULTRAPRO ADVANCED™ Macroporous Partially Absorbable Mesh

Designed for exceptional intraoperative handling. Surgeons rated ULTRAPRO ADVANCED Macroporous Partially Absorbable Mesh highest in overall handling in open and laparoscopic repairs versus other meshes studied.

PROLENE® Soft Polypropylene Mesh

PROLENE® Soft Polypropylene Mesh

Nonabsorbable, synthetic mesh for the repair of abdominal wall fascial defects.3 Unique design results in a mesh that is approximately 50% more flexible than standard PROLENE® Polypropylene Mesh.3,4


Education & Training

We provide programs designed to expand awareness and knowledge of the latest advancements in procedures and surgical skill enhancement.

Access & Reimbursement

The Ethicon Reimbursement Support Program helps healthcare providers with reimbursement & coding questions.

Research & Evidence

We’re helping increase the prevalence of hernia registries worldwide to support continuing needs for robust clinical evidence.


Additional Videos

Anatomy Review for Laparoscopic Inguinal
Anatomy Review for Laparoscopic Inguinal
Retro Rectus Procedural Video with Dr. Cobb
Retro Rectus Procedural Video with Dr. Cobb

Supporting Documentation

Hernia Evidence Summary

Hernia Value Prop


* As shown in benchtop in porcine flank tissue.

|| Based on a benchtop comparison of three absorbable fixation devices in porcine flank.

† SorbaFix™ Instructions for Use state that the fasteners should be placed entirely into the tissue and the head of the fastener should be firm against the mesh or tissue in order to achieve the best fixation performance.

‡ AbsorbaTack™ Instructions for Use require that the distal tip of the device is at a right angle to the targeted tissue to facilitate appropriate insertion of the tack.

§ Two points of fixation and mid-plane symmetry require that data be collected horizontally and vertically ReliaTack™ and AbsorbaTack™ are exactly the same tack.

¶  After performing an open and laparoscopic handling evaluation (n=10) of the onlay and sublay/retro muscular placement techniques in an animal model.

1. May 2013 – Fixation Share Update.

2. Handling and design characteristics of flat mesh prototypes study report. 2013

3. PROLENE® Soft Polypropylene Mesh Instructions for Use. Ethicon, Inc.

4. Cobb WS, Warren JA, Ewing JA, Burnikel A, Merchant M, Carbonell AM. Open Retromuscular Mesh Repair of Complex Incisional Hernia: Predictors of Wound Events and Recurrence. J Am Coll Surg. 2015; 220: 606-13.

For complete indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse reactions, please reference full package insert.