Ventral Hernia Repair in Bariatric Patients

  • Anish Shah
  • Salvatore DocimoJr.Email author


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.


Ventral hernia repair and obesity Bariatric surgery and ventral hernia repair Obesity and hernia repair 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Division of Bariatric, Foregut, and Advanced Gastrointestinal SurgeryStony Brook MedicineStony BrookUSA

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