Laparoscopic vs open ventral hernia repair in the era of obesity.


IMPORTANCE This study analyzes a role of laparoscopy in obese patients with ventral hernia. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcomes of laparoscopic compared with open ventral hernia repair (VHR) in obese patients. DESIGN Retrospective cohort analysis. SETTING Nationwide hospital survey. PARTICIPANTS Obese patients undergoing VHR from 2008 through 2009… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1395


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@article{Lee2013LaparoscopicVO, title={Laparoscopic vs open ventral hernia repair in the era of obesity.}, author={Justin H. Lee and Allan S. Mabardy and Reza Kermani and Marvin Lopez and Nicole Pecquex and Anthony McCluney}, journal={JAMA surgery}, year={2013}, volume={148 8}, pages={723-6} }