Inguinal hernia repair in a developing country

Kiran K. Turaga, Nitin Garg, Molly Coeling, Kelly Smith, Bardia Amirak, Nicholas Jaszczak, Barb Elliot, James Manion, Charles Filipi

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Abstract

Hernia surgery is typically same-day surgery and can be safely conducted in a developing country. We describe a collaborative effort of the American Hernia Society, the Institute of Latin American Concerns, medical industries, the United States Peace Corps, physicians, surgical residents and nurses from many institutions. During three 5-day periods, we operated on 236 patients and repaired 252 hernias (73% inguinal). In addition, an education day for local physicians was conducted on three occasions and included televised live surgical demonstrations and interactive lectures with question and answer sessions. We suggest this to be a viable public health initiative and demonstrate the role of surgeons in advancing and providing state-of-the-art inguinal hernia surgery to a developing country and its underserved population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-298
Number of pages5
JournalHernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006

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Inguinal Hernia
Herniorrhaphy
Hernia
Developing Countries
Peace Corps
Physicians
Vulnerable Populations
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Industry
Public Health
Nurses
Education
Surgeons

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Inguinal hernia repair in a developing country. / Turaga, Kiran K.; Garg, Nitin; Coeling, Molly; Smith, Kelly; Amirak, Bardia; Jaszczak, Nicholas; Elliot, Barb; Manion, James; Filipi, Charles.

In: Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery, Vol. 10, No. 4, 08.2006, p. 294-298.

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Turaga, KK, Garg, N, Coeling, M, Smith, K, Amirak, B, Jaszczak, N, Elliot, B, Manion, J & Filipi, C 2006, 'Inguinal hernia repair in a developing country', Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 294-298. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10029-006-0111-5
Turaga, Kiran K. ; Garg, Nitin ; Coeling, Molly ; Smith, Kelly ; Amirak, Bardia ; Jaszczak, Nicholas ; Elliot, Barb ; Manion, James ; Filipi, Charles. / Inguinal hernia repair in a developing country. In: Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery. 2006 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 294-298.
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