Laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal versus Lichtenstein herniorrhaphy: cost comparison at teaching hospitals.

@article{Schneider2003LaparoscopicTE,
  title={Laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal versus Lichtenstein herniorrhaphy: cost comparison at teaching hospitals.},
  author={Benjamin E. Schneider and Juan Miguel Castillo and Leonardo Villegas and Daniel J Scott and Daniel O B Jones},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={261-7}
}
Laparoscopic hernia repair is safe and effective and may result in less postoperative pain and faster recuperation compared with traditional open hernia repairs. Controversy exists as to the increased cost associated with laparoscopic repairs. The purpose of this study was to quantify and compare the cost of the totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic repair and the tension-free Lichtenstein repair at teaching hospitals. The records of consecutive TEP (n = 28) and Lichtenstein (n = 28… CONTINUE READING

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