Ventral Hernia Repair

Keeping mesh outside the abdominal cavity. Late night commercials and ads on television place fear in our patients regarding the use of mesh in hernia repairs. While the majority of these concerns are unfounded, there is a bit of truth in trying to avoid placing mesh within the peritoneal cavity to avoid contact with the…

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Inguinal Hernia Dilemma – Fix? How?

To fix or not to fix – that is the question! Certainly patients who present with a symptomatic inguinal hernia prefer to have that repaired. But what about the patient who has an asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic inguinal hernia, should those be repaired as well? A recent systematic literature review demonstrated that patients will have…

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