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Hernia Health Hub: Insights and Innovations with Dr. Liu

Discover essential insights on hernia types and hernia surgeries from our latest blog, penned by Dr. Liu, one of the best hernia surgeons in the nation. Dr. Liu is committed to giving you, the patient, a peace of mind through education, dispelling myths, and easing concerns to ensure you feel confident and well-informed before undergoing any surgical procedure. 

When Can I Have Sex After Hernia Surgery?

We get it—hernia surgery is no fun. But surgery is often the best way to fix the problem for good! Unfortunately, recovery may not seem quick, though. While everyone heals differently, certain activities are temporarily off the table. Of course, you'll wonder when you can return to work, work out, and do other day-to-day stuff. […]

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Will My Stomach Shrink After Hernia Repair?

Hernias can definitely be a pain - quite literally! That uncomfortable bulging and occasional stabbing discomfort is your body's way of saying something's not right.  While small hernias may seem harmless, they can lead to complications over time. Surgery is often needed to close up and reinforce weak spots where organs or tissue squeeze through […]

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The Safety of Hernia Mesh: Understanding Benefits and Concerns

Hernia repair surgery is a common medical procedure.  Over 1 million inguinal hernia repairs and 600,000 ventral/incisional abdominal hernia repairs are done every year.  Hernia mesh has become a prevalent method for reinforcing weakened abdominal walls. Hernia mesh, also known as surgical mesh, is a material that helps support the weak tissue around the hernia […]

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Why No Chocolate After Hiatal Hernia Surgery

Recovering from hiatal hernia surgery requires careful consideration of dietary choices. Healthcare professionals sometimes advise against consuming chocolate post-surgery. In this blog, we explore the reasons behind this recommendation and the consequences of disregarding it. We also provide alternatives and wellness strategies for a smooth recovery.  The Complex Nature of Hiatal Hernia Surgery Before we […]

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Unlocking Hernia Surgery: How Long Can You Expect It to Take?

If you're faced with the discomfort of a hernia, you're not alone. Hernias can be painful and disrupt your daily life, but the good news is that hernia surgery can offer relief. One of the most common questions patients have is, "How long does hernia surgery take?" The answer isn't straightforward, as several factors come […]

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About Hernias

We understand that being diagnosed with a hernia can be scary and stressful. You probably have a lot of questions and some anxiety. This guide is designed to help you understand hernias, common terms used with hernias, how hernias are diagnosed, what surgeries are appropriate and what to expect with surgery.

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Hernia Repair Recovery

RECOVERY AFTER HERNIA REPAIR Most patients undergoing hernia repair for the first time can safely and comfortably go home the same day. Patients who need an abdominal wall reconstruction for large hernias or have advanced medical conditions will remain in the hospital. The rate of recovery is dependent on many factors.  The type of surgery, […]

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Getting Ready for Hernia surgery

The success of hernia surgery is frequently determined by how you prepare for surgery and what condition your body is in before surgery.  Many complications after surgery can be prevented by modifying risks factors before surgery. Rehabilitation before surgery The medical term "prehabilitation" comes from combining "pre" and "rehabilitation."  "Rehabilitation" is what we do after surgery to […]

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Common Types of Hernias

Inguinal Another name for groin hernias.  It's the 2nd most common type of hernia.  It is 10x more common in men.  These hernias can be divided into direct or indirect. Umbilical The most common type of hernia.  Everyone has a small opening in the belly button left by the umbilical cord.  This opening can enlarge, […]

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Hernia Surgery Options

The PATCH Institute offers all options The general scientific knowledge of hernias has grown exponentially in the last few years. Advancements in technology have also greatly increased our surgery options. The surgeons at The PATCH Institute are experts in utilizing the latest knowledge, techniques and technology to repair your hernia with the smallest scars, quickest […]

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Hernia Mesh FAQs

What is mesh? Mesh is a sheet of material designed to reinforce a hernia repair. It can be called a "screen" or "patch" also. Material Mesh can be divided into synthetic or biologic, and permanent or absorbable.  Biologic mesh can be made from human, pig, sheep or cow tissue.  The newest meshes are made with […]

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