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Checklists in Bariatric Surgery: Management of Hernias during Bariatric Surgery

| March 18, 2013

by Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS; and  Emanuele Lo Menzo, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS

Welcome to “Checklists in Bariatric Surgery.” This column’s aim is to help bariatric surgeons quickly review the reasons for potential problems when caring for bariatric patients.

Bariatric Times. 2013;10(3):15

In this seventh installment of the column, we discuss management of hernias during bariatric surgery. The best timing for hernia repair in the setting of bariatric surgery remains controversial. Usually the best results are achieved if ventral hernia repair is postponed until the time of maximum weight loss.

We hope you clip and save this convenient checklist and find it useful as a reference tool in your everyday practice.

Please stay tuned for more checklists in upcoming issues of Bariatric Times.

To download a PDF of Checklist #7 CLICK HERE

Column Editor

Raul J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times, Professor of Surgery and Chairman, Department of General Surgery; Director, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute; Director, General Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida

Column Co-Editors

Samuel Szomstein, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Associate Director of the Bariatric Institute and Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida, and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Florida International University

E. Lo Menzo MD PhD FACS FASMBS
Staff Surgeon, The Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida.

FUNDING: No funding was provided.

DISCLOSURES: Dr. Rosenthal receives educational grants from Covidien, Baxter, Karl Storz, W.L. Gore, and Ethicon Endo-Surgery. He is on the advisory board of MST. Drs. Szomstein and Lo Menzo report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article.

Category: Checklists in Bariatric Surgery

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