Hernia repair is about 20 percent of Dr. W. Borden Hooks III’s practice at NHRMC Physician Specialists – General Surgery Specialists. “Essentially a hernia is just a hole in the muscular layer of your abdominal wall,” Hooks said. Hernias most commonly occur in places that used to be open when babies were in the womb, […]
Surgical Treatment Options for Inguinal Hernias – International Guidelines
In our last blog post discussing the International Guidelines for Groin Hernia Management, we reviewed how hernias are diagnosed and when patients should have surgery. Today I’d like to discuss what can help patients (and their surgeons) make the decision on what type of surgery to have for their hernia. The determinants for an optimal […]
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 […]