Proficiency of surgeons in inguinal hernia repair

Effect of experience and age

Leigh A. Neumayer, Atul A. Gawande, Jia Wang, Anita Giobbie-Hurder, Kamal M F Itani, Robert Joseph Fitzgibbons, Domenic Reda, Olga Jonasson, Lawrence W. Way, Lazar J. Greenfield, Anthony A. Meyer, Murray F. Brennan, David I. Soybel, Quan Yang Duh, Eric W. Fonkalsrud, Donald D. Trunkey

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Objectives: We examined the influence of surgeon age and other factors on proficiency in laparoscopic or open hernia repair. Summary Background Data: In a multicenter, randomized trial comparing open and laparoscopic herniorrhaphies, conducted in Veterans Administration hospitals (CSP 456), we reported significant differences in recurrence rates (RR) for the laparoscopic procedure as a result of surgeons' experience. We have also reported significant differences in RR for the open procedure related to resident postgraduate year (PGY) level. Methods: We analyzed data from unilateral laparoscopic and open herniorrhaphies from CSP 456 (n = 1629). Surgeon's experience (experienced ≥250 procedures; inexperienced

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-352
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of Surgery
Volume242
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2005

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Inguinal Hernia
Herniorrhaphy
Veterans Hospitals
Recurrence
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Age Factors
Multicenter Studies
Surgeons

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  • Surgery

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Neumayer, L. A., Gawande, A. A., Wang, J., Giobbie-Hurder, A., Itani, K. M. F., Fitzgibbons, R. J., ... Trunkey, D. D. (2005). Proficiency of surgeons in inguinal hernia repair: Effect of experience and age. Annals of Surgery, 242(3), 344-352. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.sla.0000179644.02187.ea

Proficiency of surgeons in inguinal hernia repair : Effect of experience and age. / Neumayer, Leigh A.; Gawande, Atul A.; Wang, Jia; Giobbie-Hurder, Anita; Itani, Kamal M F; Fitzgibbons, Robert Joseph; Reda, Domenic; Jonasson, Olga; Way, Lawrence W.; Greenfield, Lazar J.; Meyer, Anthony A.; Brennan, Murray F.; Soybel, David I.; Duh, Quan Yang; Fonkalsrud, Eric W.; Trunkey, Donald D.

In: Annals of Surgery, Vol. 242, No. 3, 09.2005, p. 344-352.

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Neumayer, LA, Gawande, AA, Wang, J, Giobbie-Hurder, A, Itani, KMF, Fitzgibbons, RJ, Reda, D, Jonasson, O, Way, LW, Greenfield, LJ, Meyer, AA, Brennan, MF, Soybel, DI, Duh, QY, Fonkalsrud, EW & Trunkey, DD 2005, 'Proficiency of surgeons in inguinal hernia repair: Effect of experience and age', Annals of Surgery, vol. 242, no. 3, pp. 344-352. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.sla.0000179644.02187.ea
Neumayer, Leigh A. ; Gawande, Atul A. ; Wang, Jia ; Giobbie-Hurder, Anita ; Itani, Kamal M F ; Fitzgibbons, Robert Joseph ; Reda, Domenic ; Jonasson, Olga ; Way, Lawrence W. ; Greenfield, Lazar J. ; Meyer, Anthony A. ; Brennan, Murray F. ; Soybel, David I. ; Duh, Quan Yang ; Fonkalsrud, Eric W. ; Trunkey, Donald D. / Proficiency of surgeons in inguinal hernia repair : Effect of experience and age. In: Annals of Surgery. 2005 ; Vol. 242, No. 3. pp. 344-352.
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