Nationwide Analysis of Inpatient Laparoscopic Versus Open Inguinal Hernia Repair.

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Summary of "Nationwide Analysis of Inpatient Laparoscopic Versus Open Inguinal Hernia Repair."

Inguinal hernia repair is one of the more common procedures performed in the United States. The optimal surgical approach, however, remains controversial. We aimed to compare the postoperative outcomes and costs between laparoscopic and open inpatient inguinal hernia repairs in a national cohort. We performed a retrospective analysis of the National Inpatient Sample during the period 2009-2015. Adult patients (≥18 years old) undergoing laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repair were included. Multivariable logistic, generalized logistic, and linear regression were used to assess the effect of the laparoscopic approach on postoperative complications, mortality, length of stay, and hospital charges. A total of 41,937 patients undergoing open inguinal hernia repair ( = 36,575) and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair ( = 5282) were included. Patients undergoing laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair were less likely to have postoperative wound complications (odds ratio [OR]: 0.64, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.41-0.98), infection (
0.34, 95%
0.27-0.42), bleeding (
0.72, 95%
0.63-0.82), cardiac failure (
0.72, 95%
0.64-0.82), renal failure (
0.54, 95%
0.47-0.62), respiratory failure (
0.70, 95%
0.58-0.85), and inpatient mortality (
0.27, 95%
0.17-0.40). On average, the laparoscopic approach reduced length of stay by 1.28 days (95%
-1.58 to -1.18), and decreased hospital costs by $2400 (95%
-$4700 to -$700). Laparoscopic hernia repair is associated with significantly lower rates of postoperative morbidity and mortality, shorter length of hospital stays, and lower hospital costs for inpatient repairs. The laparoscopic approach should be encouraged for the management of appropriate patients with inpatient inguinal hernias.


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Name: Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A
ISSN: 1557-9034


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