Patient Selection for Laparoendoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
When evaluating a patient with an inguinal hernia and considering a laparoscopic or endoscopic approach, several factors need to be accounted for. A tailored approach that takes into consideration patient-related, anesthesia-related, and surgeon-related factors offers the best outcome and reduces complications and recurrences. Experience not only helps in the operating room, but is as important in patient selection and choice of operation. Proper patient selection would require a panoramic view of the patient as a whole and not just focusing on the hernia type or whether it’s primary or recurrent.
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