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  • Adjusting to Life Without My Gallbladder

    While we can live without a gallbladder, its purpose is to break down fats with bile. Without a place to store the bile, it flows from the liver directly to the small intestines and makes fatty foods harder to digest.

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  • What to know about an inguinal hernia

    An inguinal hernia occurs when part of the intestine or fatty tissue pokes through a weakened area of the abdominal wall to either side of the inguinal canal. The inguinal canal is a passage that occurs on each side of the lower abdomen and connects to the genitals.

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  • Hernia During Pregnancy

    Developing a hernia during pregnancy is not always an immediate concern unless it becomes painful. However, if it is left untreated, it could eventually become more serious and even lead to life-threatening complications.

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  • Relieving Gallbladder Pain Naturally

    The most common symptom from gallbladder disease is pain from inflammation. The pain typically occurs in the upper-right section of your abdomen.

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  • Can We Predict Incisional Hernia?

    The aim of this study was to identify procedure-specific risk factors independently associated with incisional hernia (IH) and demonstrate the feasibility of preoperative risk stratification through the use of an IH risk calculator app and decision–support interface.

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  • Hernia Mesh

    About 90 percent of hernia repair surgeries in the U.S. use hernia mesh. Surgeons in the U.S. use hernia mesh in one million surgeries every year. Mesh can prevent a hernia from recurring. But hernia mesh can also cause serious complications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration blames recalled meshes for many reports of hernia mesh complications.

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  • Inguinal Hernias – Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment

    An inguinal hernia happens when a weakness in the muscle of the groin allows a section of the intestine to bulge through.

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  • Incisional hernia recurrence after open elective repair: expertise in abdominal wall surgery matters

    Recurrence after incisional hernia repair is one of the major problems related with this operation. Our objective is to analyze the influence of abdominal wall surgery expertise in the results of the open elective repair of incisional hernia.

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  • Role of fundoplication in treatment of patients with symptoms of hiatal hernia

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is often associated with hiatal hernia (HH). However, the need for fundoplication during hiatal hernia repair (HHR) remains controversial. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of HHR with concomitant laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (HHR-LNF) in HH patients.

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  • How Exercise Affects the Symptoms of a Hiatal Hernia

    Exercise is one way to manage many chronic health conditions, and losing weight can help minimize the symptoms of a hiatal hernia. However, certain exercises can actually make your hiatal hernia worse by putting strain on the abdominal area or aggravating heartburn, chest pain, and other symptoms

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