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How can surgery fix a hernia?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: "close the hole"

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity may protrude, creating a sac.
This hole is typically closed by either suturing it shut or bridging the gap with a patch of artificial tissue.

In brief: "close the hole"

A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the inner lining of the abdominal cavity may protrude, creating a sac.
This hole is typically closed by either suturing it shut or bridging the gap with a patch of artificial tissue.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fix the hole

Generally a mesh is placed through an incision to cover the hernia.
This creates a tension-free repair and leads to few recurrences. Prior to using this technique, the hernia was closed by sewing the edges of the hole (the hernia) together, this created a great deal of tension and led to many recurrences.

In brief: Fix the hole

Generally a mesh is placed through an incision to cover the hernia.
This creates a tension-free repair and leads to few recurrences. Prior to using this technique, the hernia was closed by sewing the edges of the hole (the hernia) together, this created a great deal of tension and led to many recurrences.
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Dr. Matthew Lublin
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