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Who does inguinal hernia repair.?
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In brief: General surgeons
Inguinal hernia repair is done by mostly general surgeons, however certain general surgeons will do only hernia surgery only.

In brief: General surgeons
Inguinal hernia repair is done by mostly general surgeons, however certain general surgeons will do only hernia surgery only.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: General surgeons
Usually general surgeons like myself.

In brief: General surgeons
Usually general surgeons like myself.
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Charles Breaux
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: General or pediatric
Surgeons. An adult with an inguinal hernia is usually repaired by a general surgeon.
Infants, toddlers, & children can undergo inguinal hernia repair by a pediatric surgeon (i.e., a general surgeon for young kids). However, since there are only about 725 practicing pediatric surgeons in the U.S., & many communities do not have one, many general surgeons also do pediatric inguinal hernia repairs.

In brief: General or pediatric
Surgeons. An adult with an inguinal hernia is usually repaired by a general surgeon.
Infants, toddlers, & children can undergo inguinal hernia repair by a pediatric surgeon (i.e., a general surgeon for young kids). However, since there are only about 725 practicing pediatric surgeons in the U.S., & many communities do not have one, many general surgeons also do pediatric inguinal hernia repairs.
Dr. Charles Breaux
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