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Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair leads to fewer surgical-site infections and a shorter hospital stay than open repair. Despite increased operative costs, overall hospital costs are lowered by laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.
Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair is becoming increasingly popular, and not at increased cost to the health care system.
This procedure is relatively easy to perform because the anastomosis is done extracorporeally, and it is less expensive than the use of endostaplers. Thus, more surgeons should be encouraged to perform laparoscopic TV with PGJ.
The minimally invasive approach to pancreatic disease is safe and technically feasible. Further large studies with longer follow-up periods are necessary to determine the role of laparoscopic surgery in the management of pancreatic disease.
For selected patients, the TAPP approach appears to be a good therapeutic option for strangulated hernias.
The SAGES Outcomes Initiative database demonstrates that most participating SAGES members perform laparoscopic cholecystectomies themselves using intraoperative cholangiograms. Adverse outcomes are few, with most patients able to return to normal activity. Importantly, there were relatively few...
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