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Hernia Education

  • Laparoscopic versus Open Inguinal Repair: Revisited

    A recent article regarding open versus laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair was written by Westin M.D. et al. It is entitled “Less pain one year after total extra-peritoneal repair compared with Lichtenstein using local anesthesia–data from a randomized controlled clinical trial.” In the trial, 384 patients were randomized and operated upon […]

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  • Ventral Hernia Evolution

    Ventral Hernia Evolution

    Large Ventral Hernias have seen an evolution in surgical care over the last 2 decades. The advent of minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery has become commonplace for many surgical maneuvers, however, not necessarily so with large Ventral Hernia Repair. While the trend swung heavily toward Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair […]

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  • What is an Inguinal Hernia and How Should it be Repaired

    What is an Inguinal Hernia and How Should it be Repaired

    Understanding Inguinal Hernias is not easy. The anatomy in the groin region, is complex, and even for the surgical resident in training, has a three dimensional nature that takes years to understand. The anatomy begins at the level of the umbilicus (belly button) and continues down to the groin crease […]

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  • Should your surgery be performed by a robot?

    Should your surgery be performed by a robot?

    There is little argument that the technology advances over the last decade regarding medical robotics are rather staggering. Surgeons in all specialties are now able to sit at a console next to, or even several rooms away from, their patients while conducting a surgery. A first time observer would truly […]

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  • Why Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Is Better Than Open Repair

    Why Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Is Better Than Open Repair

    Does it matter whether your inguinal hernia is repaired Laparoscopically or with a conventional Open Repair? YES, it absolutely does. Many surgeons, who do NOT perform the laparoscopic repair, will tell you that it does not matter, or that the open repair is better. This, in our opinion, a group […]

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