Laparoscopic versus open ventral hernia repair in obese patients: a long-term follow-up

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Ventral hernia repair in obese patients has a high perioperative morbidity and recurrence. The laparoscopic approach may reduce those rates. This study compares those outcomes following laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) with the standard open approach (OVHR) in obese patients. A retrospective review of patients with a BMI > 30 kg/m2 that had… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-015-4258-y

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