Hernia Education



ABDOMINAL WALL DYSFUNCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION

There are a variety of reasons why the abdominal wall may lose function. Childbirth with its resultant stretching and changing of the structure of the muscles and fascia is the most common reason in females. Other reasons in all populations … Continued
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Do you fix Ventral Hernias like Inguinal Hernias? Are they the same?

My patients often ask what is the difference between an Inguinal and Ventral hernia, and they are confused that the repair in one is usually laparoscopic while the other is in an open fashion. Let’s start with the difference. A … Continued
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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.” … Continued
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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. … Continued
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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 … Continued
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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 … Continued
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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 … Continued
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