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For a femoral hernia are there alternatives to surgery?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not really.
Femoral hernias are unique in that they have a high propensity to incarcerate, meaning that something can get "stuck" within the hernia.
For this reason, i always recommend surgical repair unless someone has a prohibitively high risk for surgery. In contrast, small inguinal hernias that are not causing symptoms may sometimes be safely watched.

In brief: Not really.
Femoral hernias are unique in that they have a high propensity to incarcerate, meaning that something can get "stuck" within the hernia.
For this reason, i always recommend surgical repair unless someone has a prohibitively high risk for surgery. In contrast, small inguinal hernias that are not causing symptoms may sometimes be safely watched.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. David Earle
Surgery
In brief: Yes
There are a variety of techniques for both open and laparoscopic approaches.
Almost all use mesh, which is considered by most surgeons to be superior to sutures only for a femoral hernia. Whatever approach the surgeon is best at however is probably going to yield the best result.

In brief: Yes
There are a variety of techniques for both open and laparoscopic approaches.
Almost all use mesh, which is considered by most surgeons to be superior to sutures only for a femoral hernia. Whatever approach the surgeon is best at however is probably going to yield the best result.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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