Education and Learning Curve in Ventral Hernia Repair
Minimally invasive surgery has evolved with the intent of minimizing surgical trauma and to achieve better postoperative pain control and better cosmetic outcome. To achieve these goals with minimal perioperative complications and acceptable clinical outcome, a surgeon needs to have an adequate training and experience in any surgical procedure, which demands specialized skills. In some cases, the curve to reach the proficiency may be a stepwise process. Surgery for ventral hernia has advanced over the years incorporating the minimally invasive techniques and demands a technically challenging learning curve in the current surgical practice.
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