In my practice, we strive to follow ‘evidence based medicine’ for our treatment of abdominal wall hernias. What is evidence based medicine, or EBM? EBM uses prior medical research studies to determine whats the best approach to a specific medical disease. This goes for cancers, trauma, medications, and for hernia repairs. In 2009, one of […]
Abdominoplasty or ‘Tummy Tuck’ During Large Incisional Hernia Repairs? Yes.
Many patients with large incisional hernias present to our office with years of inability to exercise. We’ve discussed previously on our blog that when there is an abdominal wall hernia and the muscles of the abdominal wall are not pulled together like they are supposed to be, the muscles weaken over time. This can lead […]
Why should I participate in research? Being a guinea pig?!?
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 […]