The distinction of having an “innie” or “outie” belly button is something we often notice about ourselves or our children soon after they are born. A majority of people around the world have an innie belly button, but outies are incredibly common as well. The cause for concern about an outie belly button is when that outward bulge is actually a medical condition known as an umbilical hernia.
The Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative Foundation recently marked and exceeded their 50,000th registered hernia patient. To learn more about this important milestone, please see the press release published about the foundation.
Although they may be a common health issue, hernias can be painful and cause disruption to your daily life. Because of that, people will often quickly seek treatment, often in the form of either laparoscopic or robotic hernia repair. But what exactly are the differences between the two?
Also known as an inguinal hernia, a groin hernia occurs when part of the intestine bulges through a weak place in the abdomen near the inguinal canal. Like most other types of hernias they can cause pain or be asymptomatic.
Most of us know that our weight can have a positive or negative impact in our lives.
A laparoscopic ventral hernia repair works differently than an open hernia repair. It requires several tiny incisions versus one larger one to repair the hernia.
A hernia is a noticeable bulge which can develop between the stomach and pelvis. It occurs when a weakness in the abdominal muscle wall allow organs to protrude, and a lump appears.
This year we are happy to represent our institution and practice with multiple presentations at the Americas Hernia Society annual meeting in Las Vegas, NV. Together with our dedicated residents we are proud to showcase these important contributions to academia! More information at www.americasherniasociety.org
Great job Josh and Alex on your podium presentations!
Listen up, men! It’s possible that increased estrogen levels as you age is the reason there are so many inguinal hernias in older men.
In some cases preventing a hernia is out of our control, like a family history of hernias, having had a previous abdominal surgery, or simply muscle weakness from birth, but there are ways to lower your risk for triggering the development of one.