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Sarfaraz Jalil Baig, Pallawi Priya
Introduction: There has been a surge of innovative procedures in the field of abdominal wall hernias. Works of pioneers such as Dr. Yuri Novitsky, Dr. Jorge Daes and Dr. Igor Belyansky have started a new era in the field of hernia surgery. Conventional and popular surgeries for ventral hernias are open onlay mesh hernioplasty, open retromuscular mesh hernioplasty (Rives-Stoppa procedure) and laparoscopic intraperitoneal mesh hernioplasty. Evidence seems to suggest that retromuscular mesh hernioplasty has advantages over other procedures regarding recurrence and surgical site occurrences...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Adam S Weltz, Udai S Sibia, H Reza Zahiri, Alexa Schoeneborn, Adrian Park, Igor Belyansky
Ideal fixation techniques have not been fully elucidated at the time of complex open abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR). We compared operative outcomes and quality of life with retromuscular mesh fixation using fibrin glue (FG) versus transfascial sutures (TS). Retrospective review identified complex hernia patients who underwent open AWR with mesh from November 2012 through April 2016. Multivariate analysis examined postoperative outcomes between groups. Quality of life was assessed using the Carolinas Comfort Scale...
September 1, 2017: American Surgeon
Igor Belyansky, Adam S Weltz, Udai S Sibia, Justin J Turcotte, Haley Taylor, H Reza Zahiri, T Robert Turner, Adrian Park
BACKGROUND: Open abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) was previously one of the only methods available to treat complex ventral hernias. We set out to identify the impact of laparoscopy and robotics on our AWR program by performing an economic analysis before and after the institution of minimally invasive AWR. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed inpatient hospital costs and economic factors for a consecutive series of 104 AWR cases that utilized separation of components technique (57 open, 38 laparoscopic, 9 robotic)...
April 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Igor Belyansky, Jorge Daes, Victor Gheorghe Radu, Ramana Balasubramanian, H Reza Zahiri, Adam S Weltz, Udai S Sibia, Adrian Park, Yuri Novitsky
BACKGROUND: The enhanced-view totally extraperitoneal (eTEP) technique has been previously described for Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair. We present a novel application of the eTEP access technique for the repair of ventral and incisional hernias. METHODS: Retrospective review of consecutive laparoscopic retromuscular hernia repair cases utilizing the eTEP access approach from five hernia centers between August 2015 and October 2016 was conducted. Patient demographics, hernia characteristics, operative details, perioperative complications, and quality of life outcomes utilizing the Carolina's Comfort Scale (CCS) were included in our data analysis...
March 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Luis A Martin-Del-Campo, Adam S Weltz, Igor Belyansky, Yuri W Novitsky
BACKGROUND: Transversus abdominis release (TAR) has evolved as an effective approach to complex abdominal wall reconstructions. Although the role of robotics in hernia surgery is rapidly expanding, the benefits of a robotic approach for abdominal wall reconstruction have not been established well. We aimed to compare the impact of the application of robotics to the TAR procedure on the perioperative outcomes when compared to the open TAR repairs. METHODS: Case-matched comparison of patients undergoing robotic TAR (R-TAR) at two specialized hernia centers to a matched historic cohort of open TAR (O-TAR) patients was performed...
February 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
H Reza Zahiri, Adam S Weltz, Udai S Sibia, Richard P Marvel, Adrian Park, Igor Belyansky
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June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
Arnab Majumder, Joshua S Winder, Yuxiang Wen, Eric M Pauli, Igor Belyansky, Yuri W Novitsky
BACKGROUND: Contaminated operative fields pose significant challenges for surgeons performing ventral hernia repair. Although biologic meshes have been utilized increasingly in these fields, recent evidence suggests that synthetic meshes represent a viable option. We analyzed the outcomes of biologic and synthetic mesh utilized in patients undergoing major ventral hernia repair in clean-contaminated/contaminated fields. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter, retrospective review of patients undergoing open ventral hernia repair in clean-contaminated/contaminated fields using biologic or synthetic mesh...
October 2016: Surgery
Mojtaba Fayezizadeh, Arnab Majumder, Igor Belyansky, Yuri W Novitsky
BACKGROUND: Optimal mesh reinforcement and operative technique for major abdominal wall reconstructions (AWR) remain debatable. Posterior component separation via transversus abdominis release (TAR) allows for wide sublay mesh reinforcement with durable reconstruction, and has been gaining popularity in recent years. Although biologic mesh has been associated with mixed results, outcomes of AWR with bioprosthetics have not been well elucidated to date. We evaluated our outcomes of TAR reconstructions with retromuscular porcine biologic mesh reinforcement...
September 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Blair A Wormer, Ciara R Huntington, Samuel W Ross, Paul D Colavita, Amy E Lincourt, Tanushree Prasad, Ronald F Sing, Stanley B Getz, Igor Belyansky, B Todd Heniford, Vedra A Augenstein
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this prospective, randomized, double-blinded controlled trial was to investigate the utility of indocyanine green fluorescence angiography (ICG-FA) in reducing wound complications in complex abdominal wall reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All consented patients underwent ICG-FA with SPY Elite after hernia repair and before flap closure. They were randomized into the control group, in which the surgical team was blinded to ICG-FA images and performed surgery as they normally would, or the experimental group, in which the surgery team viewed the images and could modify tissue flaps according to their findings...
May 15, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Omar M Ghanem, Hamid R Zahiri, Stephen Devlin, Udai Sibia, Adrian Park, Igor Belyansky
BACKGROUND: Subxiphoid hernias are a rare complication of median sternotomy with an incidence of 1%-4.2%. Repair of subxiphoid hernias is technically demanding with recurrence rates of 42% and 30% following open and laparoscopic repairs, respectively. We present a novel approach to the laparoscopic repair of subxiphoid hernias with improved overlap and fixation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A novel technique for repairing subxiphoid hernias is described. The falciform ligament is dissected superiorly toward the diaphragm to allow proper subfascial positioning of the mesh with adequate overlap...
February 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Igor Belyansky, H Reza Zahiri, Adrian Park
BACKGROUND: Open abdominal wall reconstruction is used to repair complex abdominal wall hernias with contour abnormalities. We present a novel minimally invasive approach to address these types of defects, completed entirely laparoscopically. METHODS: Three patients underwent laparoscopic abdominal wall reconstruction for complex hernias in August and September of 2015. Operative approach consisted of laparoscopic transversus abdominis components separation, defect closure, and wide mesh implantation in the retromuscular space...
April 2016: Surgical Innovation
Paul D Colavita, Igor Belyansky, Amanda L Walters, Alla Y Zemlyak, Amy E Lincourt, B Todd Heniford, Vedra A Augenstein
BACKGROUND: Quality of life has become an important focus for improvement in hernia repair. METHODS: The International Hernia Mesh Registry was queried. The Carolinas Comfort Scale quantitated quality of life at 1-month, 6-month, and annual follow-up. Scores of 0 (completely asymptomatic) in all categories without recurrence defined an ideal outcome. RESULTS: The analysis consisted of 363 umbilical hernia repairs; 18.7% were laparoscopic. Demographics included age of 51...
September 2014: American Journal of Surgery
Kristopher B Williams, Igor Belyansky, Kristian T Dacey, Yuliya Yurko, Vedra A Augenstein, Amy E Lincourt, James Horton, Kent W Kercher, B Todd Heniford
BACKGROUND: Creating a surgical specialty referral center requires a strong interest, expertise, and a market demand in that particular field, as well as some form of promotion. In 2004, we established a tertiary hernia referral center. Our goal in this study was to examine its impact on institutional volume and economics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The database of all hernia repairs (2004-2011) was reviewed comparing hernia repair type and volume and center financial performance...
December 2014: Surgical Innovation
Paul D Colavita, Victor B Tsirline, Igor Belyansky, Ryan Z Swan, Amanda L Walters, Amy E Lincourt, David A Iannitti, B Todd Heniford
BACKGROUND: Recent publications demonstrate regionalization of complex operations to high-volume centers (HVCs) in the USA. We hypothesize that this pattern applies to hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) cancer resections and improved outcomes. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data were analyzed from 1995-1999(T1) to 2005-2009(T2) for all HPB oncologic resections. Division of hospitals into high-, mid-, and low-volume centers (HVC, MVC, LVC) was performed...
March 2014: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Victor B Tsirline, Paul D Colavita, Igor Belyansky, Alla Y Zemlyak, Amy E Lincourt, B Todd Heniford
With evolution of hernia repair surgery, quality of life (QOL) became a major outcome measure in nearly 350,000 ventral hernia repairs (VHRs) performed annually in the United States. This study identified predictors of chronic pain after VHR. A prospective database of patient-reported QOL outcomes at a tertiary referral center was queried from 2007 to 2010; 512 patients met inclusion criteria. Factors including demographics, medical comorbidities, preoperative symptoms, and hernia characteristics were analyzed using advanced statistical modeling...
August 2013: American Surgeon
Kristopher B Williams, Joel F Bradley, Blair A Wormer, Alla Y Zemlyak, Amanda L Walters, Paul D Colavita, Amy E Lincourt, Victor B Tsirline, Igor Belyansky, B Todd Heniford
A transinguinal preperitoneal (TIPP) approach has become a common technique for inguinal hernia repair. Our goal was to compare the impact of the two mesh designs for this operation: a flat mesh with a memory ring device (MRD) or a three-dimensional device (3DD) containing both onlay and preperitoneal mesh components. The prospective International Hernia Mesh Registry (2007 to 2012) was queried for MRD and 3DD inguinal hernia repairs. Outcomes and patient quality of life (QOL), using the Carolinas Comfort Scale (CCS), were examined at 1, 6, 12, and 24 months...
August 2013: American Surgeon
David A Klima, Victor B Tsirline, Igor Belyansky, Kristian T Dacey, Amy E Lincourt, Kent W Kercher, B Todd Heniford
INTRODUCTION: Component separation (CS) has become a viable alternative to repair large ventral defects when the fascia cannot be reapproximated. However, the impact of transecting the external oblique to facilitate closure of the abdomen on quality of life (QOL) has yet to be investigated. The study goal was to investigate QOL and outcomes after standard open ventral hernia repair (OVHR) versus CS for large ventral hernias. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective data for all CSs were reviewed and compared with matched OVHR controls...
April 2014: Surgical Innovation
Paul D Colavita, Amanda L Walters, Victor B Tsirline, Igor Belyansky, Amy E Lincourt, Kent W Kercher, Ronald F Sing, B Todd Heniford
Ventral hernia repairs (VHRs) have always been considered standard general surgery cases. Recently, there has been a call for "Centers of Excellence." We sought to investigate outcomes and trends between high- and low-volume centers. The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data were analyzed from 1998-1999 (T1) and 2008-2009 (T2) for all VHRs. Hospitals were stratified into high-, medium-, and low-volume centers (HVC/MVC/LVC). Demographics, comorbidities, and outcomes were compared. Surgical cases totaled 22,771 in T1 and 37,044 in T2...
July 2013: American Surgeon
Joel F Bradley, Kristopher B Williams, Blair A Wormer, Victor B Tsirline, Amanda L Walters, Ronald F Sing, Igor Belyansky, B Todd Heniford
Physiomesh is a novel, lightweight, large pore, polypropylene mesh designed to have flexibility that matches the compliance of the abdominal wall in an effort to improve patient quality of life (QOL). The International Hernia Mesh Registry was queried for ventral hernia repair (VHR) and inguinal hernia repair (IHR) with Physiomesh. Demographics, operative and postoperative details, and the Carolinas Comfort Scale (CCS) as a measure of QOL were recorded. Physiomesh was used in 100 patients, 29 IHR and 71 VHR...
December 2012: Surgical Technology International
Igor Belyansky, B Todd Heniford
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November 2012: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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