Perioperative Management of Ventral and Incisional Hernias
For patients with small primary ventral hernias, such as a small umbilical hernia or an epigastric hernia, no specific preoperative preparation is carried out. Any accompanying conditions, which could have a possible influence on the patient’s suitability for surgery, are crucial. After relevant examinations are performed, the patient is introduced to the anaesthetist, who assesses the patient’s degree of fitness to potentially undergo a pneumoperitoneum.
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