Provides the practicing surgeon and trainee with comprehensive coverage of the pre-operative evaluation of laparoscopic patients, intraoperative strategies and minimization of complications, and post-operative care. This text includes guidelines for pre-operative evaluation of both the healthy and the complex laparoscopic patient.Activity: For the patient who has an outpatient ventral hernia repair, walking, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 10 pounds are allowed for the first 2 weeks. ... After 4 weeks, those patients who had small hernias and an uncomplicated course may gradually increase their activity to ... Return to work: From a wound healing and surgical point of view, patients with smaller ventral hernias could return to work asanbsp;...
|Title||:||The SAGES Manual of Perioperative Care in Minimally Invasive Surgery|
|Author||:||Richard L. Whelan, James W. Fleshman, Dennis L. Fowler|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-01-16|