Riley K. Kitamura

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INTRODUCTION The optimal method of umbilical hernia repair (UHR) in the obese population, laparoscopic vs open, is not standardized. The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal surgical option for UHR in the obese population. METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted on 123 obese patients (body mass index [BMI] >30) who underwent UHR(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Mesh fixation in laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair is poorly studied. We compared postoperative outcomes of laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair in suture versus tack mesh fixation. METHODS Patients who underwent laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair were separated by method of mesh fixation: sutures versus primarily tacks.(More)
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