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What is the best treatment for an inguinal hernia?

Hernia Surgery: Repair with permanent mesh has become the gold standard for inguinal hernia repair in adult males. Debate continues whether the traditional or laparoscopic approach is best: the bottom line is which technique your surgeon performs with the lowest complication & recurrence rates. I favor the laparoscopic approach because, in my hands, the recovery is shorter; this is most evident for double hernias. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Hernia (Definition)

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall thru which the inner lining protrudes thru, creating a sac. Organs from within the abdominal cavity, such as the intestine, can protrude thru the hole and get stuck in the sac. Many hernias develop during fetal life and become evident in childhood or as an adult. Some develop following a prior abdominal operation. The cornerstone ...Read more


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What are the best exercises to build a strong core after inguinal hernia?

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Walking: After inguinal hernia surgery, strenuous exercise is contraindicated for a period of time, depending on the type and complexity of repair. A period of rest (1-2 days) followed by walking as tolerated is best. You cannot strengthen the tissues with exercise before or after this type of surgery but you can cause failure or chronic problems by over stressing the repair. ...Read more

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Which is the best type of inguinal hernia repair open or liproscrapic?

Which is the best type of inguinal hernia repair open or liproscrapic?

Surgery: It all depends on your anatomy. Both options are valid options. Your surgeon will give you their opinion on what you specifically need. None of us here would do anything but defer to your surgeon on the ground taking care of you in person. ...Read more

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What is the best surgical option for female child aged 5 years having inguinal hernia?

What is the best surgical option for female child aged 5 years having inguinal hernia?

Primary repair: Young children will benefit from primary repair, which means high ligation and excision of the hernia sac. If the musculature of the inguinal canal is lax, then she may benefit from reinforcement of the musculature using her tissues. Would not recommend any mesh repair. ...Read more

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Is open or laparoscopic the best surgical option for a child having inguinal hernia?

I would vote for : Open, but it is a matter of surgeon experience and training. So i would go with your surgeon's recommendation. ...Read more

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Anyone know the best method to date for inguinal hernia repair;the best I found is: lichtenstein tension-free?

Anyone know the best method to date for inguinal hernia repair;the best I found is: lichtenstein tension-free?

Define "best": Important measures of success include the recurrence rate, recovery, and complication rate. The lichtenstein method (open repair with mesh) is an excellent option but i often prefer laparoscopic repair, especially for "double" (bilateral) and recurrent hernias, due to the shorter recovery time. ...Read more

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Is there a best sleeping positions for inguinal hernia?

WhateversComfortable: There is no specific position that i would recommend if one has a hernia. However, following hernia repair, many patients have told me that getting out of bed is quite difficult the first few days after surgery; this is made much easier by sleeping in a reclining chair. ...Read more

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One side inguinal hernia the size of an apple, non-reduceable, what is best for me? Mesh no mesh, lapro, open, should rice, suggest other? Which anesthesia? Thanks

One side inguinal hernia the size of an apple, non-reduceable, what is best for me? Mesh no mesh, lapro, open, should rice, suggest other? Which anesthesia? Thanks

Depends: It depends on many factors including your weight, motivation for local anesthesia, and hernia details. Sounds like it will be difficult under local because it is not reducible. Choice between lap and open is up to you, but most surgeons don't do lap, or have little experience with lap. ...Read more

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Whats best for inguinal hernia repair artificial mesh or acellular dermal matrixes?

Whats best for inguinal hernia repair artificial mesh or acellular dermal matrixes?

Artificial: Studies have shown over and over that artificial mesh is the best for a hernia operation. Dermal matrices do not work for an inguinal hernia. An artificial mesh is the standard of care for inguinal hernias. ...Read more

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Can chiropractic and unani medicines cure an inguinal hernia?

Can chiropractic and unani medicines cure an inguinal hernia?

No: No a hernia is a defect in the inguinal tissues and the only treatment is surgical or wearing a truss ...Read more

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Inguinal Hernia (Definition)

Inguinal hernia is an abdominal wall defect occuring in the inguinal region. They may occur directly through the abdominal wall or through the internal inguinal ring and inguinal canal. They may extend into the scrotum in males or ...Read more


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Groin Hernia (Definition)

Groin hernia is also known as Inguinal hernia. Groin hernia is a condition where abdominal organs (usually some intestine) bulge through a ...Read more