Case Number 3656
Request Date 06/06/2014
Completion Date 19/06/2014

 

Details of the Request

  1. How many Inguinal Hernia Repair procedures were performed in the period of 1st January 2013 - 31st December 2013?
     
  2. Of the total procedures referred to in question 1, how many were performed Laparoscopically? Is there a designated Laparoscopic Surgeon(s) for this procedure? **
     
  3. Of the total procedures referred to in question 1, how many were performed open?
     
  4. Of the total procedures referred to in question 1, how many were performed as a Day Case?
     
  5. How many Ventral Hernia Repair procedures were performed in the period of 1st January 2013 - 31st December 2013?
     
  6. Of the total procedures referred to in question 5, how many were performed Laparoscopically? Is there a designated Laparoscopic Surgeon(s) for this procedure? **
     
  7. Of the total procedures referred to in question 5, how many were performed open?
     
  8. Of the total procedures referred to in question 5, how many were performed as a Day Case?
     
  9. How many Umbilical Hernia Repair procedures were performed in the period of 1st January 2013 - 31st December 2013?
     
  10. Of the total procedures referred to in question 9, how many were performed Laparoscopically? Is there a designated Laparoscopic Surgeon(s) for this procedure? **
     
  11. Of the total procedures referred to in question 9, how many were performed open?
     
  12. Of the total procedures referred to in question 9, how many were performed as a Day Case?
     
  13. How many Femoral Hernia Repair procedures were performed in the period of 1st January 2013 - 31st December 2013?
     
  14. Of the total procedures referred to in question 13, how many were performed Laparoscopically? Is there a designated Laparoscopic Surgeon(s) for this procedure? **
     
  15. Of the total procedures referred to in question 13, how many were performed open?
     
  16. Of the total procedures referred to in question 13, how many were performed as a Day Case?

 

Details of the Response

Question Figure
1. How many Inguinal Hernia Repair procedures were performed in the period of 1st January 2013 - 31st December 2013? 424
2. Of the total procedures referred to in question 1, how many were performed Laparoscopically? Is there a designated Laparoscopic Surgeon(s) for this procedure? ** 47
3. Of the total procedures referred to in question 1, how many were performed open? 377
4. Of the total procedures referred to in question 1, how many were performed as a Day Case? 333
5. How many Ventral Hernia Repair procedures were performed in the period of 1st January 2013 - 31st December 2013? 87
6. Of the total procedures referred to in question 5, how many were performed Laparoscopically? Is there a designated Laparoscopic Surgeon(s) for this procedure? ** 12
7. Of the total procedures referred to in question 5, how many were performed open? 75
8. Of the total procedures referred to in question 5, how many were performed as a Day Case? 20
9. How many Umbilical Hernia Repair procedures were performed in the period of 1st January 2013 - 31st December 2013? 182
10. Of the total procedures referred to in question 9, how many were performed Laparoscopically? Is there a designated Laparoscopic Surgeon(s) for this procedure? ** 14
11. Of the total procedures referred to in question 9, how many were performed open? 168
12. Of the total procedures referred to in question 9, how many were performed as a Day Case? 138
13. How many Femoral Hernia Repair procedures were performed in the period of 1st January 2013 - 31st December 2013? 31
14. Of the total procedures referred to in question 13, how many were performed Laparoscopically? Is there a designated Laparoscopic Surgeon(s) for this procedure? ** 0
15. Of the total procedures referred to in question 13, how many were performed open? 31
16. Of the total procedures referred to in question 13, how many were performed as a Day Case? 6

 

** The Trust does not have dedicated laparoscopic surgeons for these procedures because, of the 18 general surgeons who complete hernia operations, the majority are proficient in laparoscopic surgery. Ultimately the decision to operate laparoscopically or open is based on the individual patient.