Some of our patients who present with a hernia on one side ask if we can repair the opposite side at the same time. Especially when we perform a laparoscopic hernia repair, the additional time and effort required to repair the opposite side is minimal. However, as with any procedure in medicine, there is always […]
Don’t Let Your Hernia Get This Large!
Patients often ask me if or when they should have their hernia repaired. There is no simple answer except there are a few basic rules of thumb as to when to have surgery for your hernia: if the hernia begins to limit your activities if the hernia is getting larger over time if you are […]
Giant Inguinal Hernias Occur in 0.5% of Patients
As exampled in some of our prior hernia posts, giant inguinal hernias can be very technically challenging. Fortunately, they are rare. This article from Hernia 1999 describes an incidence of about 0.5% of all inguinal hernia repair patients. In my practice, since we specialize in hernia repairs, we probably see hernias of this size in […]