• Is it always a catastrophic failure, e.g. the sutures tear through the abdominal wall tissue and result in a larger hernia?

    What is a typical re-occurrence scenario with a standard sutured tissue repair? If one has an open tissue repair and feels a tear/twinge/sensation*n, is it best to have it evaluated and fixed early?


  • So, met with the surgeon today and it’s either open non-mesh or robotic with mesh for an umbilical hernia. This is my second opinion, and the first surgeon, although not a hernia specialist, recommended an open non-mesh repair. I’m told the hernia is small, and likely closer to 1cm than 2cm.

    Now I’m torn. I was headstrong against mesh, but I saw…[Read more]

  • Hello, and thank you doctors for all that you do regarding hernias and improvement in medical practice.

    I’ve had an umbilical hernia for a little over two years and have put off surgery due to my weight and that it didn’t cause any pain or discomfort.

    Long story short, over the past week I’ve had bouts of extreme abdominal pain. I chalked it…[Read more]

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