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Inguinal Hernias

An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, typically part of the intestine, pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. For men, this type of hernia usually occurs in the inguinal canal. Dr. Jacob repairs inguinal hernias at his 5th Avenue practice. What are the symptoms of an inguinal hernia? A bulge in the area …

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What Happens After Hernia Surgery?

In these first two blogs of this oddest of springs and summers in New York, we’ve covered some basics about hernias, what they are, symptoms, who gets them, and the like. For this August blog, let’s get into some of the questions patients have after their hernia surgery repair by Dr. Jacob. Since Dr. Jacob …

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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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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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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 …

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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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Brian Jacob, MD and IHC Featured on Facebook Stories

Surgical Collaboration, Revolutionized Thank you Facebook Stories and Briana Tabry at Facebook for the amazing story you published about Dr. Brian Jacob and the International Hernia Collaboration Facebook Group.   “What began as a few of us collaborating privately…quickly spread to hundreds of vetted surgeons from over 40 countries providing each other continuous quality improvement one Facebook post and …

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Adductor Longus Sprains and Tears (Athletic Pubalgia)

Hernia and general surgeons will sometimes see these patients who think maybe they have a hernia or a “sports hernia”. In most cases, patients should absolutely avoid surgery as initial therapy and instead should be first referred to a specialist or a rehab program.


Sports Hernia or Athletic Pubalgia

Are you athletic, and now suffering from groin pain? Have you been told you have a sports hernia? Before you undergo a hernia repair surgery, make sure you have an accurate diagnosis because many times a sports hernia is NOT actually a true hernia.

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