Open retromuscular versus laparoscopic ventral hernia repair for medium-sized defects: where is the value?

AbstractPurposeThere is increasing emphasis on value in health care, defined as quality over cost required to deliver care. We analyzed outcomes and costs of repairing medium-sized ventral hernias to identify whether an open retromuscular or laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay approach would provide superior value to the patient and healthcare system.MethodsA retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative was performed for patients undergoing clean, elective repair of ventral hernias between 4 and 8  cm in width at our institution between 4/2013 and 12/2016 for whom at least 1-year follow-up was available. Recurrence rates, wound complications, length of stay, patient-reported outcomes, and perioperative costs were compared.ResultsOne hundred and eighty-six patients met criteria (105 open, 81 laparoscopic) with 93.5% having  ≥ 2-year follow-up. Patients undergoing laparoscopic repair had higher BMI, lower ASA classification, slightly lower prevalence of recurrent hernias and less prior mesh utilization, and slightly smaller hernias. Length of stay was shorter in the laparoscopic group (median 1 vs. 3 days,p 
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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