J Am Coll Surg 2022 Jul 15;235(1):119-127. Epub 2022 Apr 15.
From the Department of Surgery (Tonelli, Bunn, Kulshrestha, Cohn, Luchette, Baker), Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL.
Background: Current studies evaluating outcomes for open, laparoscopic, and robotic inguinal hernia repair, in general, include small numbers of robotic cases and are not powered to allow a direct comparison of the 3 approaches to repair.
Study Design: We queried the Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database to identify patients undergoing initial elective inguinal hernia repair between 2013 and 2017. Propensity score matching and multivariable logistic regression were used to make risk-adjusted assessments of association between surgical approach and outcome. Read More