Outcomes of Open Retro-Rectus Hernia Repair With Mesh in Obesity Class III.

Outcomes of Open Retro-Rectus Hernia Repair With Mesh in Obesity Class III. Am Surg. 2020 Sep 24;:3134820945246 Authors: Martinez M, Dove J, Blansfield J, Widom K, Semian J, Alaparthi M, Factor M 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, 2018, were collected and retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Cohorts were composed of 2 groups, BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2 (n = 117) and BMI
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