June is National Hernia Awareness Month
Hernia surgery has never been more effective, less painful, experts say.
Men, women, and children of all ages can develop hernias. Hernias typically occur either because of a genetic weakness in the abdominal wall or from excessive strain, such as the overexertion from heavy lifting, considerable weight gain, incessant coughing, or difficulty with bowel movements. The only way to effectively treat a hernia and provide lasting results is to have it surgically repaired. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that of the approximately 5 million Americans living with a hernia, only about 750,000 of them seek medical treatment each year. Physicians like Dr. Adam Fierer would like people to understand that they do not have to be fearful of hernia surgery. Treatment methods are “always being re-evaluated to try to achieve better results and fewer aftereffects,” he said. Dr. Adam Fierer is a San Diego based general surgeon currently practicing at Minimally Invasive Surgeons of North County. Read the San Diego Union-Tribune article: Advances in Hernia Treatment Have Made Process Less Painful
Advances in Hernia Treatment Have Made Process Less Painful
By Erinn Hutkin | June 23, 2015