The Bard® Kugel™ Patch is constructed of a double layer of monofilament polypropylene. This construction creates a positioning pocket which is used to guide the patch into proper placement. The patch also contains a patented non-absorbable “memory recoil” ring that allows the patch to spring open and maintain its shape.

Key Benefits:

  • Can be performed through a small 3-4cm incision.
  • Covers the entire groin region, reducing risk of recurrent or missed hernias1
  • Same mesh placement as in a laparoscopic repair without the potential costs and complications2
  • “Near sutureless” repair reduces time-consuming suturing2
  • Low recurrence rate4
  • Results in minimal post operative pain2,3

1 Kugel RD, Minimally Invasive Repair of Groin and Ventral Hernias Using a Self-Expanding Mesh Patch, Surgical Technology Int. 2002, Sept:: 10: 81-7
2 Reddick E.J., Morton C.E., Bradham W.G., O’Reilly M.J., Kugel herniorrhaphy: an outpatient option to laparoscopic hernia repair. 6th World Congress of EndoscopicSurgeons. 3-6 June 1998.
3 Kugel R.D., Minimally invasive repair of groin and ventral hernias using a self-expanding mesh patch. Surg. Technol Int. 2002 Sept; 10:81-7.
4 Branum, G.Minimally invasive open-preperitoneal herniorrhaphy (Kugel). Operative Techniques in General Surgery.1999;1; 2:203-210.


Ordering Information

    • 0010101
    • 2/cs.
    • Small Oval 3" x 4.6" (8cm x11.76cm)
    • 0010105
    • 2/cs.
    • Medium Oval 4.3" x 5.5" (11cm x 14cm)
    • 0010102
    • 2/cs.
    • Large Oval 5.5" x 7" (14cm x 17.78cm)
    • 0010103
    • 2/cs.
    • Small Circle 3" (7.62cm) diameter
    • 0010104
    • 2/cs.
    • Large Circle 4.5" (11.43cm) diameter

The Bard® Kugel™ Hernia Patch is intended for use in all forms of hernia repair requiring reinforcement with a nonabsorbable support material.


  1. Do not use the Bard® Kugel™ Hernia Patch in infants or children, whereby future growth will be compromised by use of such mesh material.
  2. Literature reports there may be a possibility for adhesion formation when Bard® Kugel™ mesh  is placed  in  direct  contact  with  the bowel or viscera.


  1. If an infection develops, treat the infection aggressively. Consideration should be given regarding the need to remove the mesh. An unresolved infection may require removal of the device.
  2. Do not cure or reshaped the Bard Kugel™ Hernia Patch as this could affect its effectiveness. Care should be taken not to cute or nick the PET recoil ring. If the recoil ring is cut or damaged during insertion or fixation, additional complications may include bowel or skin perforation and infection.
  3. Follow proper rolling insertion technique for patches as described in this Instructions for Use (See Step Three) as other techniques may break the recoil ring.

Davol permanent or absorbable fixation devices or nonabsorbable monofilament sutures are recommended to properly secure the prosthesis.  If absorbable fixation devices are used, they must be indicated for use in hernia repair.  Care should be taken to ensure that the patch is adequately fixated to the abdominal wall. If necessary, additional fasteners and/or sutures should be used.

Possible complications include seroma, adhesions, hematomas, inflammation, extrusion, fistula formation and recurrence of the hernia or soft tissue defect.

If the recoil ring is cut or damaged during insertion or fixation, additional complications may include bowel or skin perforation and infection.

Please consult package insert for more detailed safety information and instructions for use.