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Table 4 The most common self-reported operative approaches for repair of an incisional hernia with a 10 × 6 cm midline fascial defect by Canadian general surgeons

From: Wide variation in surgical techniques to repair incisional hernias: a survey of practice patterns among general surgeons

Operative approach Overall cohort
(N = 483)
Self-reported experts
(N = 180)
Self-reported non-experts
(N = 303)
Open, with mesh, with primary fascial closure, with component separation 37% 40% 32%
Open, with mesh, with primary fascial closure, no component separation 19% 17% 22%
Laparoscopic, with mesh, no primary fascial closure, no component separation 13% 13% 14%
Open, with mesh, no primary fascial closure, no component separation 8% 2% 12%
  1. Percentages do not total 100% as not all repairs are reported