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Management of Ventral Hernia Repair2017

Type: New Practice Management Guideline (PMG)
Category: Emergency General Surgery
Committee Liaison: Asanthi M. Ratnasekera, DO, FACS

Team leader(s)

Approximately 500,000 ventral hernia repairs occur each year in the United States. Trauma and emergency general surgery patients have a high incidence of ventral hernia formation. There are a variety of techniques and a variety of meshes used to address these hernias. We would like to compare open versus minimally invasive, including the types of techniques; The use of meshes versus no mesh, including the type of mesh; and evaluate outcomes.  

Another area of growing interest is the optimal management and techniques for abdominal closure in patients managed with an open abdomen. Is there a role for prophylactic mesh placement or early myofascial advancement techniques?

John Como, MD, MPH
Christopher Dodgion, MD, MSPH, MBA
Nicole Fox, MD, MPH
Rondi Gelbard, MD
Dennis Kim, MD
Fred Luchette, MD, MSc
Matthew J. Martin, MD
Myung Park, MD, MS
Nimitt Patel, MD
Ruby Skinner, MD
M. Chance Spalding, DO, PhD

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