Received: 4 February 2020
Accepted: 30 March 2020
First Online: 10 April 2020
Compliance with ethical standards
: Dr. Köckerling reports grants from Johnson & Johnson, Norderstedt, grants from Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, grants from pfm medical, Cologne, grants from Dahlhausen, Cologne, grants from B Braun, Tuttlingen, grants from MenkeMed, Munich, grants from Bard, Karlsruhe, during the conduct of the study; personal fees from Bard, Karlsruhe, outside the submitted work. All other authors has nothing to disclose.
: As only cases of routine hernia surgery are documented in the Herniamed Registry, an ethical approval was not neccessary.
: This article does not contain any study with animals performed by any of the authors.
: All patients with routine hernia surgery documented in the Herniamed Registry have signed an informed consent declaration agreeing to participate.