Local Anesthetic Hernia Repair in Overweight and Obese Patients

@article{Reid2008LocalAH,
  title={Local Anesthetic Hernia Repair in Overweight and Obese Patients},
  author={Thomas W D J Reid and Pandanaboyana Sanjay and Alan Woodward},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={33},
  pages={138-141}
}
Inguinal hernia repair under local anesthesia (LA) has many advantages and is associated with high patient satisfaction. However, there are concerns of exceeding the maximum safe dose of LA agents in overweight and obese patients. The aim of the present study was to establish whether inguinal hernia repair could be safely performed under LA in overweight and obese patients. Patients who underwent elective LA hernia repair under a single consultant surgeon were studied retrospectively. Each… CONTINUE READING