Characterizing laparoscopic incisional hernia repair.

  title={Characterizing laparoscopic incisional hernia repair.},
  author={Daniel W Birch},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  volume={50 3},
  • Daniel W Birch
  • Published 2007 in
    Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de…
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic repair of ventral and incisional hernias (LVIHRs) is feasible; however, many facets of this procedure remain poorly defined. The indications, essential technical features and postoperative management should be standardized to optimize outcomes and facilitate training in this promising approach to incisional hernia repair. METHODS All patients referred to one surgeon at a tertiary care centre for LVIHR from 1999 to 2004 were analyzed. Patient records were analyzed and… CONTINUE READING