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Is hernia surgery generally effective?

12 doctors weighed in
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Hernia repair is mostly successful, however, recurrences do occur. Keep in mind there are many factors involved: type and size of the hernia, patient factors, surgeon experience, and use of mesh reinforcement.

In brief: Yes

Hernia repair is mostly successful, however, recurrences do occur. Keep in mind there are many factors involved: type and size of the hernia, patient factors, surgeon experience, and use of mesh reinforcement.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If a hernia is repaired using a mesh, the chances of it coming back are less than 1%.

In brief: Yes

If a hernia is repaired using a mesh, the chances of it coming back are less than 1%.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Ly Phan
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Modern hernia surgery is more effective, long lasting and better patient confort.

In brief: Yes

Modern hernia surgery is more effective, long lasting and better patient confort.
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The measure of success for hernia repair is the rate of recurrence.
Using modern techniques with mesh, this rate is consistently less than 5%, and may be even lower, depending on the type of hernia and patient factors.

In brief: Yes

The measure of success for hernia repair is the rate of recurrence.
Using modern techniques with mesh, this rate is consistently less than 5%, and may be even lower, depending on the type of hernia and patient factors.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hernia Surgery

Yes.
Hernia surgery nowadays is quite effective in treating most abdominal hernias. With the use of various meshes, either via an open procedure or laparoscopically, the incidence of recurrent hernias in the hands of an experienced surgeon is quite low.

In brief: Hernia Surgery

Yes.
Hernia surgery nowadays is quite effective in treating most abdominal hernias. With the use of various meshes, either via an open procedure or laparoscopically, the incidence of recurrent hernias in the hands of an experienced surgeon is quite low.
Dr. Andrew Glantz
Dr. Andrew Glantz
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