Decline of open surgical experience for general surgery residents

AbstractBackgroundMinimally invasive surgery is now preferred to open in many surgical procedures. This has led to changes in training to ensure skills acquisition and education in minimally invasive technique. There have been limited data regarding the effect of the number of open procedures being performed in training. The aim of this paper is to examine the relationship in trends for open and laparoscopic procedures performed by general surgery residents.MethodsA retrospective review of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education publicly available resident case log statistical reports for the academic years from 1999 –2000 to 2017–2018 was performed for laparoscopic and open anti-reflux surgery, appendectomy, colectomy, splenectomy, and inguinal hernia repair. The data were grouped by time period and compared to evaluate changes in operative patterns.ResultsThe mean number for all (open and MIS) of the selected procedures increased from 159.1 in 2000 to 223.8 in 2018 (40.7%). The mean number of laparoscopic cases increased from 23.6 to 135.6 (462%), and open decreased from 135.5 to 88.2 ( − 34.9%). There was a significant decrease in the average number of open procedures performed in each period among anti-reflux operations (3.4, 1.8, 1.5, 0.7,p 
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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ConclusionsWe report a laparoscopic trans-peritoneal approach for the safe, reproducible and efficacious repair of incisional inguinal hernias that result from CLND. In our opinion prevention of hernia recurrence can be achieved by a intraperitoneal large mesh fixed at superior and lateral margin borders with permanent fasteners and using cyanoacrylate glue to overlap inferior margin borders in order to prevent vessels and/or nerve injury.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Closure of the fascial defect in laparoscopic umbilical hernia IPOM repair significantly reduced early seroma formation and long-term recurrence without inducing side-effects such as pain, or other early or late PROMs. Registration number: NCT01962480 ( https://www.clinicaltrials.gov). PMID: 31971616 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: The American Journal of SurgeryAuthor(s): Jeremy A. Warren, Michael Love, William S. Cobb, Lucas R. Beffa, Francisco J. Couto, B.H. Hancock, D. Morrow, Joseph A. Ewing, Alfredo M. CarbonellAbstractBackgroundProsthetic mesh infection (PMI) is a challenging complication of ventral hernia repair (VHR). The sparsity of data leaves only experience and judgment to guide surgical decision-making.MethodsRetrospective review of patients diagnosed with PMI. Subsequent abdominal operation (SAO) constitutes any intraabdominal operation occurring after the index hernia repair pr...
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ConclusionModified open CST with biologic mesh is a safe, efficacious approach to complex AWR in the SOT population with recurrence rates comparable to the general population.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionElderly patients undergoing CAWR with biological mesh have comparable outcomes with non-elderly patients when using propensity matching score.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Gastric bypasses were the most common bariatric surgery for many years, and long-term complications after gastric bypass are known to be relatively common. Symptomatic hiatal hernia (HH) with pouch migration is a less well-known complication. However, when these are symptomatic, they require surgical repair.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original articles Source Type: research
Prosthetic mesh infection (PMI) is a challenging complication of ventral hernia repair (VHR). The sparsity of data leaves only experience and judgment to guide surgical decision-making.
Source: American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2020Source: The American Journal of SurgeryAuthor(s): Kenneth H. Perrone, Su Yang, Hossein Mohamadipanah, Brett Wise, Anna Witt, Cassidi Goll, Carla PughAbstractBackgroundWe hypothesized that differences in motion data during a simulated laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVH) can be used to stratify top and lower tier performers and streamline video review.Materials and methodsSurgical residents (N = 94) performed a simulated partial LVH repair while wearing motion tracking sensors. We identified the top ten and lower ten performers based on a final product quality score ...
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionOur study suggests that AF had a significantly improved hernia-specific quality of life in all domains at 30-days postoperatively. We also identified that pain as a binary variable is inadequate for its states purpose. Thus, the overall well-being and morbidity should be taken into account when evaluating hernia patients postoperatively.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Umbilical Hernia Intervention:   Device: Onlay Mesh group Sponsor:   Maria Melkemichel Not yet recruiting
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