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, industry partners and some patients interested in hernia repair.
Dr. Jacob posted about one of his cases on Christmas Day and was impressed at the speed of the response. “While the world was on vacation, I was able to … get feedback from more than nine international hernia experts in three hours.”