Background: Ventral hernia repair is
the most common and usual procedure which applies various treatment approaches.
Aim: To compare the laparoscopic
ventral hernia repair surgery with open surgical procedure.
Study design: Prospective comparative
Place and duration of study: Department of Surgery
Unit-II, Fatima Memorial Hospital, Shadman Lahore from 1stJuly 2016
to 1st March 2021.
Methodology: Ninety six patients who
underwent either open or laparoscopic surgery. They were divided in two groups.
Group A (n=40) was of open surgery and Group B (n=56) was laparoscopic.
Patients’ demographic and clinical information was documented, postoperative
pain, wound healing, duration of hospital stay, and recurrence rate was also
Results: There were 43 males and 53 females. The mean
age of patients was 52.2±14 years. The mean fascial defect size was 6.94±0.3 cm2. Majority of patients
were obese. The postoperative study analysis revealed no wound infections and
reduced hospital stay in laparoscopic operated patients than open surgery
Conclusion: Laparoscopic surgery is much safer and more
efficient than open surgery protocol for ventral hernia repair in context to
wound infection and postoperative complications.
Keywords: Ventral hernia, Laparoscopic, Open surgery