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Hernia Q & A

Despite being relatively prevalent, hernias are not well understood by the general public. More than 600,000 hernia repair surgeries are performed every year in the U.S., making it one of the most common general surgical procedures. It’s estimated that roughly five percent of the population will develop an abdominal wall hernia, of these 75 percent …

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Hernia 101

We’ve all heard of hernias, but there is some misunderstanding about just what they are. What causes them? Are there different types? Do I need surgery to repair them? Lots of questions. Since treatment of hernias is what Dr. Jacob and our team at NYC Hernia are all about, let’s answer them here in an …

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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 …

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Spacemaker balloon (two sided) only opening up one side, and why

For Angela TEP (totally extra-peritoneal) balloon demonstration of a two sided balloon only opening up one side. This happens often, even without external pressure. Video uploaded by Dr. Brian Jacob NYC HERNIA™ Hernia Repair in New York City

Hidden inguinal hernia

Hidden inguinal hernia, aka occult hernias, are a cause of pelvic pain. Sometimes NOT palpable and not seen on sonogram, CT scan or MRI Video uploaded by Dr. Brian Jacob NYC HERNIA™ Hernia Repair in New York City

Another TEP set up

Initial set up for laparoscopic TEP inguinal hernia Video uploaded by Dr. Brian Jacob NYC HERNIA™ Hernia Repair in New York City

TEP set up

TEP, set-up steps Video uploaded by Dr. Brian Jacob NYC HERNIA™ Hernia Repair in New York City

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 …

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