Ventral Hernia Repair in Bariatric Patients
Ventral hernia repair in bariatric patients presents a unique combination of management options. If a ventral hernia is known prior to bariatric surgery, the surgeon has the option to perform planned bariatric surgery and defer hernia repair to a later time, perform the bariatric surgery and hernia repair simultaneously, or repair the hernia first and perform bariatric surgery at a later time. We present an algorithm for management options.
KeywordsVentral hernia repair and obesity Bariatric surgery and ventral hernia repair Obesity and hernia repair