A randomized clinical trial will compare two techniques for achieving extraperitoneal space during hernia surgery.
Thein operative times, early postoperative pain scores, surgical complications, and rate of hernia recurrence. The Balloon Dissector will be used for the .
The techniques will be timed and measured in minutes from incision to end of procedure. Pain outcomes will be measured using the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NRS-11) at postoperative days 1, 7, and 30. Intraoperative complications, 30-day infections, and 1-year recurrence will be reported in numbers and percent as appropriate.
The study is sponsored by The Cleveland Clinic.
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