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1 Hernias, Heartburn, and Balloons
Ahmed R Ahmed Consultant in Laparoscopic, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgery Clinical Lead – Bariatric Services Imperial College London Director of Surgery Bupa Cromwell Hospital Weight Management Centre

2 “You can judge the worth of a surgeon by the way he does a hernia”
Sir Thomas Fairbank

3 Inguinal hernia surgery– laparoscopic or open?

4 “There is no doubt that the first appearance of the mammal, with his unexplained need to push his testicles out of their proper home into the air, made a mess of the three layered abdominal wall that had done the reptiles well for 200 million years” William Ogilvie


6 The case for open repair

7 A common, established procedure
Open repair is the preferred operation for primary inguinal herniorrhaphy by 86% of surgeons in the US. Rutkow IM. Demographic and socioeconomic aspects of hernia repair in the United States in Surg Clin N Am 2003; 83:1045–51. GIST represent a subset of sarcomas (tumors of mesenchymal origin) that develops in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and may spread within the abdomen. GIST are relatively rare neoplasms, representing less than 1% of all tumors of the GI tract; nonetheless, GIST are the most common mesenchymal malignancy of the GI tract. The peak incidence seems to occur between 40 and 60 years of age. Men and women are affected equally, and it is unusual to find GIST in patients younger than 40. Approximately 4500 to 6000 cases of GIST occur annually in the United States. The prevalence of GIST is higher than its incidence, because the clinical course of the disease can last for 10 to 15 years. The definition of GIST is evolving and recently has been identified as a distinct clinical and histopathologic entity. In the past, GIST often were underdiagnosed because of confusion over classification and similarities to other tumor types. Fletcher CD, Berman JJ, Corless C, et al. Diagnosis of gastrointestinal stromal tumors: A consensus approach. Hum Pathol. 2002;33: Jemal A, Murray T, Ward E, et al. Cancer statistics CA Cancer J Clin. 2005;55:10-30. Joensuu H, Fletcher C, et al. Management of malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumours. Lancet Oncol. 2002;3: Miettinen M, Lasota J. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs): definition, occurrence, pathology, differential diagnosis and molecular genetics. Pol J Pathol. 2003;54:3-24. Nilsson B, Bumming P, Meis-Kindblom JM, et al. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors: the incidence, prevalence, clinical course, and prognostication in the preimatinib mesylate era—a population-based study in western Sweden. Cancer. 2005;103:

8 Open herniorraphy Short learning curve Cheap Less chance of recurrence
Can be done under local anaesthetic

9 Laparoscopic repair is the technique safe? is the repair secure?
are long-term morbidity rates better than in open repair? do patients return to normal activities and work earlier? and are there any additional benefits?

10 Is the technique safe? The EU Hernia Trialists Collaboration
Meta-analysis of 34 eligible trials (RCTs) with a total of 6804 patients. Complications reduce with experience Laparoscopic complications show a marked improvement between the early and late 1990s with an incidence of 5.6% and 0.5%, respectively (P < 0.001). Haematoma occurs more frequently after open surgery. Testicular injury and wound infection is more common after open repair EU Hernia Trialists Collaborative. Br J Surg 2000; 87: 860–7.

11 Is the repair secure? 34 TRIALS ANALYSED RECURRENCES
*10 RCTs comparing TAPP with open repair and 4 RCTs comparing TEP with open repair Prof Grant. EU Hernia Trialists Collaborative. Br J Surg 2000; 87: 860–7.

12 Are postop morbidity rates better?
5-year follow-up of 400 patients treated with either Lichtenstein open mesh repair or TAPP repair the incidence of permanent paraesthesia: 23% vs 3% groin pain 10% vs 2% all of the patients with pain and paraesthesia significant enough to affect their daily lives were in the open repair group Wellwood: Prospective randomized controlled trial of laparoscopic versus open inguinal hernia mesh repair: five year follow up. BMJ 326:1012, 2003

13 Do patients return to normal activities and work earlier?
27 RCTs have considered the speed of recovery and return to work. 24 of these report an earlier return to both activity and work in the laparoscopic groups compared with open repair. This is estimated to equate to an absolute difference of about 7 days in terms of time off work. McCormack K, Scott NW, Go PM, Ross S, Grant AM and EU Hernia Trialists Collaboration. Laparoscopic techniques versus open techniques for inguinal hernia repair. Cochrane Databases System Rev 2003(1); CD

14 Are there any additional benefits?
Laparoscopic surgery allows bilateral hernias to be repaired through the same three small incisions there is no increase in postoperative pain or recovery time The same advantages are apparent in the repair of recurrent hernias particularly when the recurrence has occurred more than once

15 Is laparoscopic repair cost effective?
Both laparoscopic and open techniques can be routinely performed as day cases in fit patients Societal costs due to quicker recovery and return to employment show clear advantages for the laparoscopic repair. Hospital Episode Statistics 2001/2

16 Heartburn and Hernias

17 Hiatus (Paraesophageal) hernias
Type 1 paraesophageal hernia

18 Paraesophageal hernias
Type 2 hernia Type 3 hernia

19 Clinical features Asymptomatic Major Minor Emergency

20 Clinical features Asymptomatic
Stomach freely herniates and reduces through a open hiatus

21 Clinical features Major symptoms Postprandial chest pain (74%)
Dysphagia (60%) Anemia (30%) Strangulation > ischaemia > bleeding Venous engorgement > chronic oozing Cameron’s ulcer Pulmonary problems (44%) Loss of intrathoracic volume aspiration

22 Clinical features Minor symptoms Regurgitation (77%) Heartburn (60%)
Nausea and/or vomiting (35%)

23 Clinical features Emergency = volvulus Severe pain Bleeding
Perforation > Peritonitis and sepsis* * 50% mortality rate > case for elective repair strangulation



26 Diagnostic Methods Upper gastrointestinal contrast study CT





31 Controversies Do all paraesophageal hernias require repair?

32 Principles of surgical repair
Standard principles of hernia repair apply: free the sac reduce the hernia repair the defect

33 How to close the crural defect?
Primary suture cruroplasty

34 How to close the crural defect?
Cruroplasty reinforced by mesh

35 Balloons and Weight loss

36 Weight loss - Treatment options
Lifestyle Modifications e.g. diet and exercise Anti-obesity medications - Xenical® (Orlistat/Alli) Surgery (in suitable patients – NOCE, NIH criteria) Clearly, obesity has dramatic consequences for individuals and society. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available. Some have better outcomes than others. Diet and exercise, the typical recommended approach, are both important but when applied alone, they rarely result in long-term weight loss - just 5%-10% excess weight loss (EWL) on average [1,2,3]. Newer treatments such as medications also lack long-term efficacy - achieving 5%-10% EWL on average [1,2,3,4]. Bariatric surgery, of which there are several different types, is the only treatment option that has been demonstrated to be effective over the long term. More than 50% EWL sustained over 10 years) [2,3]. References: 1. Dixon JB, O'Brien PE. Health outcomes of severely obese type 2 diabetic subjects year after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Diabetes Care. 2002;25(2): 2. O'Brien PE, McPhail T, Chaston TB, et al. Systematic review of medium-term weight loss after bariatric operations. Obes Surg. 2006;16(8): 3. Fisher, BL, Schauer, P. Medical and surgical options in the treatment of severe obesity. American Journal of Surgery. 2002; Volume 184 (6B) 4. Wierzbicki, A. Rimonabant: Endocannabinoid inhibition for the metabolic syndrome Int J Clin Pract. 2006;60(12): 36 36

Healthy Weight (BMI 18.5 to 24.9) Overweight (BMI 25 to 29.9) Obese (BMI 30 to 34.9) Severely Obese (BMI 35 to 39.9 ) Morbidly Obese (BMI 40 or more) The ideal BMI lies in the range between 19 to 25. If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9, you are considered to be overweight. If it is between 30 and 39.9, you are obese. If your BMI is 40 or more, you are said to have morbid obesity. The term “morbid” obesity is used because this degree of excess weight may considerably reduce life expectancy and is associated with an increased risk of developing conditions or diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, joint problems, gallstones, stroke, heart disease, and psychosocial problems. BARIATRIC SURGERY GASTRIC BALLOON 37

38 The Intragastric Balloon
An option between diets and surgical treatment 38

39 Treating obesity with an Intragastric Balloon
The Intragastric Balloon is a weight-loss system Education about weight-loss The balloon itself The intra-gastric balloon is a soft expandable balloon inserted in the stomach. The presence of the balloon in the stomach produces an early and prolonged sense of satiety. The device is designed to remain in the stomach for six months. Education and support is provided through regular scheduled meetings with the medical team to learn new principles to ensure long term success. The focus is on nutrition, exercise and healthy living. A multi-disciplinary approach to ensure long term weight loss. The Team of experts includes experienced weight loss professionals who will consult with you and design a program to help you successfully reach and maintain your weight-loss goals. The team can include your surgeon, GP, nutritionist, lifestyle coach, exercise trainer and psychologist. 39

40 Who is suitable? Motivated, moderately obese adults.
BMI of 27 and over Prepared to make changes in eating habits and lifestyle Willing to work with medical team and attend meetings. 40

41 Step 3 Follow up Diet and changed eating habits Exercise
The procedure Step 1 Assessment Step 2 Insertion Step 3 Follow up Diet and changed eating habits Exercise Step 4 Removal Maintain weight-loss Once the balloon is removed, weight-loss can only be maintained if the patients adhere to their new lifestyle regime. 41

42 Balloon removal Removal of the balloon follows the same simple procedure as placement A tube is passed into the stomach and the balloon is deflated The deflated balloon is then removed through the mouth Patients can usually return home within hours 42

43 Following the procedure
Regular scheduled meetings with the team to continue education and support on new eating and exercise habits The balloon helps adjustment to reduced caloric intake by producing a feeling of satiety 15-20 Kgs weight loss / 6 months 43

44 Life after balloon removal
Balloon removal after six months Keep practicing the principles Keep meeting with the team Nutrition, balance, exercise Motivation remains the key to success The intragastric balloon will not be successful without commitment from the recipient. Motivation is key to long-term success. 44 44

45 Benefits of the intragastric balloon programme
No surgery is required No long-term use of pharmaceuticals Feeling of satiety makes success more likely than other programmes 10-20Kgs / 6 months There are a number of advantages associated with treatment with an intragastric balloon. Not only does it avoid surgery but the programme of support that accompanies it support long-term success. 45 45

46 Intragastric balloon Possible indications
Hard to control co-morbidities in lower BMI >Diabetes / Hypertension  weight = control 46

47 Intragastric balloon Possible indications
Weight loss to improve surgical condition in non bariatric operations > Orthopaedic surgery Joints Spine 47

48 Intragastric balloon Possible indications Infertility
Effective weight loss > Improves women fertility 48

49 Intragastric balloon Possible indications
Weight loss post “pregnancy obesity” > Woman should loose all the weight gain in pregnancy with breast feeding But... It is not what we see in consecutive pregnancies 49

50 Intragastric balloon Possible indications Aesthetics
>“Preparing for special happenings” >“Psychological well being” >“ less risky than liposuction” 50

51 Excess Weight Surgical Treatment Lifestyle Balloon 51

52 Questions
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