Sleeve Gastrectomy with Ventral Hernia Repair Offers Less Wound Occurrences Compared to Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Morbidly obese patients are predisposed to developing ventral hernias. Although the optimal timing of ventral hernia repair (VHR) and bariatric surgery is unclear, concurrent management remains common. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of wound site occurrence in the setting of VHR during bariatric surgery.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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This study reviews treatment recommendations and patient compliance at a multi-surgeon bariatric clinic.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Bariatric and Foregut Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Abdominal wall hernias continue to be one of the most common general surgery pathologies. Patients with an elevated body mass index (BMI) are routinely counseled about weight loss before elective repair. However, a definitive BMI "cutoff" has not been established. Here, we report our experience with open retro-rectus hernia repair (ORRHR) with mesh in patients with a BMI over 40 kg/m2, and we attempt to determine if a BMI "cutoff" can be established. METHODS: Data from patients undergoing ORRHR with mesh at Geisinger Medical Center from January 1, 2014, to December 31,...
Source: The American Surgeon - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Am Surg Source Type: research
This study was a retrospective review of a prospectively maintained hernia registry from the 1st of February 2019 to 29th of February 2020.Results353 ventral hernia repair cases were recorded of which 47% were incisional hernias and the remainder were primary hernias. The median age was 54  years with even distribution of males and females. Half of the patients were obese with a median BMI of 31 kg/m2. The private sector performed 190 cases (54%) and the public sector 163 cases (46%). The public sector had more current smokers undergoing elective repairs, 28% vs 15%,p = 0.01 and performed more emerg...
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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Hiatal hernias are often repaired concurrently with bariatric surgery to reduce risk of GERD-related complications.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original articles Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this study, staged mesh repair of complex abdominal wall hernias after bariatric surgery in morbidly obese patients was associated with acceptable morbidity and no hernia recurrences at approximately 1.5  year follow-up.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
In the paper by Angrisani et  al. [1], the authors tackle an important question, namely, what are the long-term outcomes regarding gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients undergoing sleeve gastrectomy (SG)? Many surgeons consider GERD to be the Achilles’ heel of the SG, and it is one of the main reasons for conver sion of the SG to other procedures, such as the gastric bypass [2]. The last International Consensus Conference on SG demonstrated>50% of surgeons considered GERD to be a relative contraindication to the SG, and also hiatal hernias (HH) should be repaired when encountered [3].
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Editorial comment Source Type: research
In the paper by Angrisani et al, the authors tackle an important question, namely; what are the long term outcomes regarding gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in patients undergoing sleeve gastrectomy (SG) [1]? Many surgeons consider GERD to be the Achilles heel of the SG, and it is one of the main reasons for conversion of the SG to other procedures such as the gastric bypass [2]. The last International Consensus Conference on SG demonstrated that over 50% of surgeons considered GERD to be a relative contrindication to the SG, and also that hiatal hernias (HH) should be repaired when encountered [3].
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Smoking and obesity are well-known risk factors for surgical site infection, but it is unknown whether these factors influence outcomes after repair of small umbilical and epigastric hernias with defects ≤2 cm. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether smoking and obesity are associated with readmission, reoperation for complications, and recurrence rates after elective repair of small umbilical and epigastric hernias.
Source: Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionGoni Moreno PPP is an effective procedure that allows a high rate of fascial closure. The population of patients requiring such procedures presents a high-risk profile for complications regarding demographics and associated diseases.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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