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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Ending the Pain of a Trapped Nerve

Sometimes a nerve can become trapped in the upper or lower abdomen, or the groin. This can lead pain. The problem is known as anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES). Dr. Jacob helps patients through ACNES surgery when necessary. What is anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome? Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome is one of the …

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Sleeve Gastrectomy

At NYC Hernia, Dr. Jacob is a highly respected hernia surgeon. But you may not know he also has over 18 years’ experience performing sleeve gastrectomy surgery for weight loss. In fact, Dr. Jacob has performed well over 1000 sleeve gastrectomies for patients struggling to get their life back after morbid obesity.  Here’s some more …

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Signs that You May Have a Hernia

Hernias can be tricky little devils. They can occur across the body, but their most common areas are the inner groin (inguinal hernia), outer groin (femoral hernia), near the navel (umbilical hernia), upper abdomen (hiatal hernia), or at the site of a recent surgical scar (incisional hernia).  Dr. Jacob is a hernia expert. He’d have …

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Diastasis Recti

While Dr. Jacob treats patients with hernias all the time, he occasionally is called upon to address a condition that may appear similar to a hernia but isn’t.  This is known as diastasis recti, a separation of the rectus abdominis muscles at the midline of the stomach.  Dr. Jacob can repair diastasis recti using laparoscopic …

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After Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery

OK, so Dr. Jacob recently performed sleeve gastrectomy surgery on you. You’re now fully recovered, and you’ve worked through the special diet used to let your stomach heal as quickly as possible. About one month has passed, and you now feel like yourself again, and you’re ready for what comes next on your weight loss …

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Why Did I Get a Hernia?

While everyone can get a hernia, two different people can lift the same heavy object in exactly the same way and one subsequently feels the telltale bulge on his lower abdomen of a hernia while the other person has no repercussions.  Why is this?  In this humid July blog in the city, let’s get into …

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