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

June is National Hernia Awareness Month, and according to the National Center for Health Statistics, roughly 5 million Americans have a hernia, yet only about 750,000 seek treatment.

The main reason many don’t get treated, said Dr. Adam Samuel Fierer, staff general surgeon at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, is that they likely have very small hernias that may not cause symptoms.

Click here to read more… Original Post By: U-T San Diego

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