Use of mesh for hiatal hernia repair: a survey of SAGES members

@article{Pfluke2012UseOM,
  title={Use of mesh for hiatal hernia repair: a survey of SAGES members},
  author={Jason M. Pfluke and Michael Parker and Steven P. Bowers and Horacio J. Asbun and C. Daniel Smith},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={26},
  pages={1843-1848}
}
Mesh use during hiatal hernia repair (HHR) has been suggested to be safe and effective. Concern has been raised about the risk of mesh-related complications, and the higher risk of complications if revisional hiatal surgery is undertaken after mesh has been used. Available data have not established a clear role for mesh in HHR. To assess surgeons’ adoption of the use of mesh for HHR, SAGES members were surveyed regarding their practice related to mesh use for HHR. Between April and September… CONTINUE READING
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