Synchronous Ventral Hernia Repair in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

@article{Spaniolas2015SynchronousVH,
  title={Synchronous Ventral Hernia Repair in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery},
  author={Konstantinos Spaniolas and Kevin Richard Kasten and Anthony B. Mozer and Megan E. Sippey and William H. Iii Chapman and Walter J. Pories and John R. Pender},
  journal={Obesity Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={1864-1868}
}
BackgroundObesity predisposes patients to abdominal wall hernias. Patients undergoing bariatric surgery are not uncommonly found to have ventral hernias. Synchronous ventral hernia repair (S-VHR) has been reported in 2–5 % of patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Studies reporting on the outcomes of S-VHR are limited by sample size. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of S-VHR on surgical site infection (SSI) rate.MethodsThe American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality… CONTINUE READING
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