A lot of patients visit our office to discuss ‘sports hernias’. Fortunately, with the internet, patients are able to educate themselves about what sports hernias are, and how they are treated. Unfortunately, there isn’t always a comprehensive source for up to date information for patients to learn from. In today’s post, I want to share […]
Comparing Open and Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery: Which should I choose?
Over the years, we have so many patients ask “should I have open or laparoscopic hernia repair?”. It’s such a great question, and like so many other things in life, there unfortunately isn’t one correct answer. I put together some of the more common characteristics of each surgery below as well as recording a short […]
Complex Incisional Hernias: Is outpatient laparoscopic repair the best option?
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. […]