MILOS operation „made in Hamburg“: a global milestone
For an optimal treatment of abdominal hernias, umbilical hernias, and incisional hernias as well as rectus diastasis we have developed a very own endoscopic technique. MILOS stands for mini-or less- open sublay and convinces with excellent results.
With the MILOS-technique, only small skin cuts are necessary. Under general anesthetic a camera as well as the instruments will be placed. Next, the peritoneum will be detached from the abdominal wall. With small Instruments, the plastic mesh will be placed outside the abdominal cavity. After that, the hernia defect will be closed with minimal tension above the mesh.
Before MILOS, surgeons had to do bigger skin incisions or the mesh had to be placed in the inside of the abdominal cavity - which occured higher complications. The first long-term study has been published in 2018 in the world-famous Annals of Surgery magazine. This international journal attests the MILOS-operation significantly less complications than other surgical techniques. So, the hernia centre Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg developed with the invention of MILOS a milestone in hernia surgery – something we are very proud of.
MILOS: developed in Hamburg – successful worldwide
At present, the MILOS-Operation is being discovered by different hospitals – national and international. We have already performed more than 2000 MILOS-surgeries, which makes us worldwide the leading MILOS-clinic.