Hernia Blog

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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The Femoral Hernia

Hernias are all about a small or large hole in the fascia through which fatty tissue, intestines, or in rare cases, organs push can their way through. That’s the job of our muscles to keep these structures in place, but sometimes if a person has a weakened spot, a portion of intra-abdominal tissue pushes through …

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Chronic Pain after Hernia Surgery

Patients often come see Dr. Jacob after experiencing chronic pain for weeks after a hernia repair. They are typically at their wit’s end, wondering why they had hernia surgery at all if this level of pain was the result. Dr. Jacob has extensive experience addressing this kind of pain in patients. Sometimes a hernia mesh, …

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Correcting a Failed Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery isn’t always successful. Sometimes the former procedure fails, such as when a lap band loosens. In other cases, the patient failed to lose the expected weight. Revisional weight loss surgery may then be necessary. Dr. Jacob performs these revision procedures. What is revisional weight loss surgery? In revisional bariatric surgery, a second …

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Bypassing a Gastric Bypass

Obesity isn’t just about the added pounds; it’s more about the impact it can have on the patient’s overall quality of life and quality of their health. Obesity can lead to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, joint problems, and a host of other health issues. But once a person has become obese, it’s not as if …

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