A hernia repair operation is a surgical procedure to repair weak tissue or close a breach in the abdominal wall so that internal tissues and organs, such as the intestines, cannot push through it, states Gore. A surgeon ... More »

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According to the Hernia Resource Center, modern procedures to treat a hernia can take around 25 minutes. Prior to the surgery, a doctor discusses the treatment approach for the condition and may offer an outpatient type ... More »

The recovery period for a hernia operation is about three weeks for open surgery and about four days for laproscopic surgery, according to WebMD and Rhode Island Hospital. The majority of patients return home on the same... More »

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When searching for reputable hernia repair surgeons, how frequently a surgeon performs the operation can indicate high-quality service, according to Consumer Reports. Studies show that the more surgeries a surgeon perfor... More »

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The surgical alternative to hernioplasty, or the use of mesh patches to support weaknesses in the abdominal wall, is herniorrhaphy, in which the doctor sews healthy muscle tissue together to repair abdominal weaknesses. ... More »

An umbilical hernia is a condition in which part of the intestines pushes through a hole in the abdominal muscles to form a bulge at the belly button or just above it, explains the Mayo Clinic. Umbilical hernias are more... More »

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Barrett's disease, or Barrett's esophagus, is a condition in which the lining of the esophagus becomes replaced by tissues that are similar to those found lining the intestines, according to the National Digestive Diseas... More »

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