Hernia symptoms vary dramatically from one patient to the next. While some of the hernia symptoms listed below may be present in one patient, another patient may experience no symptoms. Some patients’ hernia symptoms may develop slowly over time while other patients may develop severe hernia symptoms acutely. Many patients ask, “How do I know […]
California Hernia Specialists participates in ongoing hernia research through the American Hernia Society (AHS). The American Hernia Society Quality Collaborative (AHSQC) is one of the largest hernia research studies currently being conducted. This broad reaching organization has brought together 17 centers across the United States to study how patients do after hernia surgery. California Hernia […]
That’s the quote that my office hears not infrequently. But, we work closely with patients who have lost their insurance recently or just don’t have insurance at this time. In today’s job climate, this is not an uncommon situation! My office is happy to schedule a consultation with us without any further obligation. If you […]
The formal definition of a hernia is a protrusion of an internal organ through a wall of the cavity (as of the abdomen) in which it is normally enclosed. That being said, actually UNDERSTANDING what a hernia is can be one of the most important aspects of having a hernia. By learning what a hernia […]
An incisional hernia is the term used to describe a hernia that forms at the location of a prior surgery. This means that when the muscle was opened for a prior surgery, and then sewn back together, the muscle didn’t heal 100%. A small tear in the muscle formed where the prior surgery took place. […]
California Hernia Specialists and myself were honored to be highlighted by the Orange County Medical Association in July. The OCMA published exerts from our website discussing the common symptoms, comparing open and laparoscopic hernia surgery, and about recovery.