Publications by authors named "Kent W Kercher"

123Publications

Recurrent incisional hernia repairs at a tertiary hernia center: Are outcomes really inferior to initial repairs?

Surgery 2020 Nov 25. Epub 2020 Nov 25.

Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC. Electronic address:

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November 2020

Impact of panniculectomy in complex abdominal wall reconstruction: a propensity matched analysis in 624 patients.

Surg Endosc 2020 Oct 20. Epub 2020 Oct 20.

Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1025 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC, 28204, USA.

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October 2020

Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair in the Geriatric Population : An Assessment of Long-Term Outcomes and Quality of Life.

Am Surg 2020 Aug 28;86(8):1015-1021. Epub 2020 Aug 28.

Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA.

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August 2020

Impact of perforator sparing on anterior component separation outcomes in open abdominal wall reconstruction.

Surg Endosc 2020 Aug 14. Epub 2020 Aug 14.

Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1025 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC, 28204, USA.

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August 2020

Are laparoscopic and open ventral hernia repairs truly comparable?: A propensity-matched study in large ventral hernias.

Surg Endosc 2020 Aug 11. Epub 2020 Aug 11.

Department of Surgery, Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1025 Morehead Medical Drive Suite 300, Charlotte, NC, 28204, USA.

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August 2020

Twelve years of component separation technique in abdominal wall reconstruction.

Surgery 2019 10 27;166(4):435-444. Epub 2019 Jul 27.

Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC. Electronic address:

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October 2019

The impact of component separation technique versus no component separation technique on complications and quality of life in the repair of large ventral hernias.

Surg Endosc 2020 02 19;34(2):981-987. Epub 2019 Jun 19.

Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Hernia Center, Carolinas Medical Center, 1025 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC, 28204, USA.

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February 2020

Long-term assessment of surgical and quality-of-life outcomes between lightweight and standard (heavyweight) three-dimensional contoured mesh in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.

Surgery 2019 04 16;165(4):820-824. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Carolinas Medical Center, Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program, Charlotte, NC. Electronic address:

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April 2019

Deciding on Optimal Approach for Ventral Hernia Repair: Laparoscopic or Open.

J Am Coll Surg 2019 01 22;228(1):54-65. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC. Electronic address:

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January 2019

Preperitoneal Ventral Hernia Repair: A Decade Long Prospective Observational Study With Analysis of 1023 Patient Outcomes.

Ann Surg 2020 02;271(2):364-374

Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Hernia Center, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC.

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February 2020

The effect of component separation technique on quality of life (QOL) and surgical outcomes in complex open ventral hernia repair (OVHR).

Surg Endosc 2017 09 30;31(9):3539-3546. Epub 2016 Dec 30.

Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1025 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC, 28204, USA.

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September 2017

Does peritoneal flap closure technique following transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) inguinal hernia repair make a difference in postoperative pain? A long-term quality of life comparison.

Surg Endosc 2017 06 6;31(6):2548-2559. Epub 2016 Dec 6.

Carolinas Hernia Center, Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1025 Morehead Medical Dr., Suite 300, Charlotte, NC, 28204, USA.

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June 2017

National Outcomes for Open Ventral Hernia Repair Techniques in Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction.

Am Surg 2015 Aug;81(8):778-85

Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

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August 2015

Laparoscopic versus open peritoneal dialysis catheter placement.

Surg Endosc 2016 Mar 20;30(3):899-905. Epub 2015 Jun 20.

Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program, Carolinas Medical Center, 1025 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC, 28204, USA.

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March 2016

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) two midnight rule: policy at odds with reality.

Surg Endosc 2016 Feb 20;30(2):751-755. Epub 2015 Jun 20.

Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1025 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 300, Charlotte, NC, 28204, USA.

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February 2016

SAGES guidelines for minimally invasive treatment of adrenal pathology.

Surg Endosc 2013 Nov 10;27(11):3960-80. Epub 2013 Sep 10.

Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General Surgery, CMC Surgical Specialty Center, Suite 300, 1025 Morehead Medical Plaza, Charlotte, NC, 28204, USA,

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November 2013