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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.

Dr. Brian Jacob recognized as a 2013 Top Doctor in the New York Metro Area.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. recently published the 2013 list of Top Doctors: New York Metro Area and has selected Brian P Jacob , MD, a general and bariatric surgeon in New York City, for this exclusive honor. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.’s President and CEO Dr. John Connolly has this to say about Dr. Jacob’s recognition: “Roughly ten percent of …

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Dr. Jacob and The International Hernia Collaboration Group mentioned in General Surgery News

As part of General Surgery News’ Extended Hernia Coverage, writer Christina Frangou did a piece on the International Hernia Collaboration Group on Facebook.  Some selected quotes: In an effort to help optimize outcomes, an American hernia surgeon launched a Facebook group designed to facilitate global collaboration and feedback among all surgeons, physicians, pain specialists, radiologists, …

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Hernia Surgeon Embraces Facebook to Optimize Patient Outcomes

Last month, I was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Dave Kerpen who is the CEO and Founder of Likeable Media – an online social media marketing firm.  Also the author of the New York Times best seller “Likeable Social Media” and (as if that wasn’t enough), now my new favorite book entitled “Likeable Business“, Dave has a mastery …

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Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Course at AHS 2012

Dr. Jacob thanks the international faculty (representing 14 countries!) who helped teach the laparoscopic inguinal hernia course at the 2012 meeting of the American Hernia Society.

Dr. Jacobs Presentation at SAGES 2011

Watch Dr. Jacob deliver an invited 12-minute presentation, Laparoscopic vs. Open Debate: What is the BEST Practice? – TEP, at the SAGES international surgery meeting in April, 2011 as it was given to over 500 surgeons. The topic of this lecture was choosing the optimal type of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair to perform in various different scenarios, as well …

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