Management of Patients with Hernia or Incisional Hernia Undergoing Surgery for Morbid Obesity

@inproceedings{Vilallonga2011ManagementOP,
  title={Management of Patients with Hernia or Incisional Hernia Undergoing Surgery for Morbid Obesity},
  author={Ramon Vilallonga and Jos{\'e} Manuel Fort and Oscar Sandoval Gonzalez and Juan Antonio Baena and Albert Lecube and Manuel Armengol},
  booktitle={Journal of obesity},
  year={2011}
}
Morbidly obese patients (MOPs) are predisposed to developing abdominal wall hernias with the potential complication of small bowel obstruction and other morbidity. We report our experience in treating morbidly obese patients. Hernia prophylaxis has been attempted as a means of decreasing the incisional hernia risk associated with weight loss surgery. The controversy regarding the optimal time and method of repair of abdominal wall hernias in patients undergoing open or laparoscopic gastric… CONTINUE READING
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