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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Shouldn't be problem: A twist in your small bowel could turn into an internal tourniquet that cuts off the blood supply to part of your intestines. Since that process poses ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Umbilical hernia : If the hernia is 2cm or less, surgery is usually quick, 20-30 minutes and doesn't require mesh. If larger, it may require mesh placement. This can be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Size, Symptoms: The biggest risk of any hernia is the potential for bowel to get stuck (incarcerated) within the hernia, necessitating emergency surgery to prevent in ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience General Surgery
Two Options: Some surgeons repair the hernia by making an incision on top of the hernia. Some surgeons repair it laparoscopically with incisions along your side. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Usually a general surgeon performs repairs of umbilical hernias. If you are talking about a young child, then a pediatric surgeon would be appropriate ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Hernia or Diastasis?: A hernia is an actual hole in the abdominal wall thru which abdominal organs can protrude. Diastasis rectii is the separation of the rectus muscles co ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
HH: This is called hiatal hernia, & depending on the size & extent of herniation, laparoscopic surgery is performed on op basis. Recovery is fast if no co ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
General Surgery: A general surgeon repairs all types of abdominal hernias.
A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Drain it or not: Most of these are self-limiting. They can be drained and will resolve. Don't worry. They are usually no big deal.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Usually: A general surgeon or a bariatric surgeon would be the one to perform this surgery.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
26 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Many times surgeons limit the scope of their practice. They would have been trained to fix them, but may not feel they should, if they had not done th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
General surgeons: Inguinal hernia repair is done by mostly general surgeons, however certain general surgeons will do only hernia surgery only.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Either: Both are equal and should remedy the problem
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
IT ISN'T, IMO: There are multiple approaches a surgeon can take to repair an inguinal hernia. Factors include age of patient, primary or recurrent hernia, medical is ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Depends: It is hard to say. Each insurance company has a contract with physicians and hospital. If u do not have insurance, u can speak to the physician and mo ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Hernia surgery: Is usually performed by general surgeons.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"Close the Hole": Inguinal hernias may be repaired from the "outside-in" (open) or "inside-out" (laparoscopic). Either way, the principle is the same: close the hole, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
49 years experience General Surgery
No: I am not convinced that the gender of the surgeon makes the difference. The results of the repair is the important factor and your comfort and confid ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Seroma: Yes seromas can recur particularly if there is a space between hernia and the skin and seromas can get infected as well. Should see your surgeon.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
? Question: I am not sure what you are asking. What's your question.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
"trauma": Most types of hernia mesh are designed to scar into the adjacent tissue. Therefore, it can be quite traumatic to remove mesh, and even more difficult ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Unusual to have: These symptoms after umbilical hernia surgery. Please consult with your original surgeon to make sure that you don't have any recurrence of hernia or ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: How long have you been after lap hernia repair? Inguinal? Hernia repair is to reinforce the strength of the original weakened muscle and fascia with a ... Read More

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