Laparoscopic repair of diastasis recti in male patients?

Can the laparoscopic "venetian blind" technique be used to repair diastasis recti in male patients? My husband is a fit 72-year-old with no excess weight but a protruding tummy due to diastasis. He's interested in having it repaired, but cannot have invasive surgery due to (well-controlled) myelofibrosis. Is he a suitable candidate for the venetian blind technique?

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Laparoscopic Repair of Abdominal Muscles

Laparoscopic repair of the muscles minimizes the visible scar but does not significantly change the repair of the diastasis recti. The risks of problems with your husbands myelofibrosis are approximately the same regardless of the technique.

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