Surgery

Tool predicts quality measures after ventral hernia repair

(HealthDay)—The Outcomes Reporting App for Clinical and Patient Engagement (ORACLE) tool can predict quality measures following ventral hernia repair (VHR) and facilitate preoperative surgeon-patient discussions, according ...

Surgery

Prophylactic mesh implantation reduces hernia formation

(HealthDay)—Prophylactic mesh implantation reduces the incidence of hernia formation among patients undergoing elective open abdominal surgery but increases early postoperative pain and leads to prolonged wound healing ...

Medical research

Age-related increase in estrogen may cause common men's hernia

An age-related increase in estrogen may be the culprit behind inguinal hernias, a condition common among elderly men that often requires corrective surgery, according to a Northwestern Medicine study was published Oct. 15 ...

Surgery

Robotic surgery—what you need to know

While robots once were thought of as part of a far-off future, the use of robotic and other advanced technology now is part of everyday life. But when it comes to robotic surgery, some people may find it unnerving or intimidating. ...

Surgery

Minimally invasive sx use up for paraesophageal hernia repair

(HealthDay)—A minimally invasive surgery (MIS) approach is increasingly being used for paraesophageal hernia (PEH) repair, accounting for almost 80 percent of PEH repairs in 2012, according to a research letter published ...

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