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Chronic groin pain can sometimes be from a “hidden” inguinal or femoral hernia

Figuring out how to diagnose the cause of long term (chronic) groin and pelvic pain can be challenging. Sometimes chronic groin pain in women and men are from a really small, “hidden” inguinal hernias.   Understanding how to find a proper exam and a proper work up can expedite finding the proper diagnosis. Journalist Hillary Gulley recently described […]

My surgeon wants to use a robot to do a robotic hernia repair. Is this safe?

First, is your surgeon listening to your history carefully? Hernia repair is a specialty, and where and how your hernia is repaired first may matter most of all. Let’s be clear about something:  before you have any hernia repair, even a robotic hernia repair, you should make sure that you and your surgeon agree on exactly […]

Providing Value to Hernia Repairs

Expert hernia surgeons continuously care about optimizing patient outcomes and learning from patient feedback.  By creating a global collaborative focused on hernia outcome quality improvement, Dr. Brian Jacob has embraced social media in a professional manner to enable surgeons to help their thousands of hernia patients around the globe. The online forum deliberations have become […]

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Inguinal hernia mesh plug removal with anticipated bleed and repair of iliac artery

This video is intended for surgeons and is for educational uses only. Mesh removal surgery (open or MIS) can be associated with significant risks. This is a case of constant groin pain occurring after an inguinal hernia mesh plug and patch inguinal hernia repair. Removal of plugs requires careful dissection and some significant bleeding can […]

Laparoscopic anterior plication for diastasis recti

For some very select patients with diastasis recti, a laparoscopic non-mesh option is available for diastasis repair. This option does not include any skin excision, which is different from a traditional abdominoplasty. This option is not covered by insurance. Ask your surgeon if you are a candidate and always discuss the risks and benefits before […]