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Is a Sleeve Gastrectomy Right For You?

Losing weight is a battle that millions of people find themselves struggling in, as nearly 37% of American adults are considered obese. Risks for further health complications increase the longer your weight is uncontrolled. Sometimes, however, traditional weight loss methods aren’t enough to deal with the issue.  If you have unsuccessfully tried everything from diet…

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A Guide to Femoral Hernias

Hernias aren’t named after their causes or their symptoms. Instead, they’re named after the part of the body where they occur. Femoral hernias appear in the seam where the leg meets the lower abdomen. While rarer than other types of hernias, some cases can cause severe problems. What Are They? A weak point in the…

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What Happens if a Hernia is Left Untreated?

There are many ways someone can develop a hernia. Hernias occur when an organ breaks through the muscle or tissue wall that was holding it in place. Most happen in the abdomen between the chest and hip area, but can also appear in the upper thigh and groin area as well. Most people can tell…

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Ventral Hernias

Hernias are named after the location where they occur. For instance, and umbilical hernia occurs in or near the belly button. A ventral hernia occurs in the abdominal wall, as the word ventral refers to the abdomen. Ventral hernias occur along the vertical center of the abdominal wall. They are also called incisional hernias, as…

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Recovery after Inguinal Hernia Surgery

You’ve had an inguinal hernia, and Dr. Jacob has repaired the problem. What now? In this near spring in New York blog, let’s get into what you can expect for your recovery. Going home When in the recovery room, you’ll be monitored. Within about two hours you’ll be able to stand and walk slowly. After…

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Hernias After Surgery

Recovery after abdominal surgery can have an unwelcome surprise, the creation of an incisional, or ventral, hernia. This type of hernia can develop after abdominal surgery when part of an internal organ or abdominal tissue protrudes through the abdominal wall. Although most incisional hernias don’t lead to serious health problems, complications can occur. Dr. Jacob…

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