12 doctors weighed in:
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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