Retrospective Review and Prospective Follow-up of 85 Consecutive Patients Treated With a Novel Hepatic-derived Surgical Mesh for Hiatal Hernia Repair: Outcomes, Surgical Complications, and Revisions

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This study examined outcomes, surgical complications, and revisions in patients treated with laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for hiatal hernia and substantial gastroesophageal reflux disease. In total, 85 consecutive patients who underwent hernia repair with MIROMESH Biologic Matrix, a novel hepatic-derived surgical mesh served as subjects. Subjects were contacted by phone, consented, and participated in an Institutional Review Board-approved structured phone interview. Responses were acquired from 73 of the 85 patients. The gastroesophageal reflux disease health–related quality of life showed significant improvement postoperatively. Subjects reported high satisfaction with the procedure. The use of proton pump inhibitors was significantly reduced. Three minor complications were reported; these were quickly resolved without further sequelae. There were no mesh-related complications. No subjects reported further surgery. Placement of the surgical mesh, during surgery, to reinforce the hiatal repair was easy and safe. Excellent outcomes and no revisions a mean of 1.3 years after surgery suggest that a durable repair had been achieved.

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