Hernia surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed with over 850,000 procedures done in the US every year¹. It is caused by a protrusion of intestine through a weakness in the abdominal wall. It can be present at birth or develop later in life due to a congenital weakness in the collagen of the abdominal tissue.
- The main symptoms include pain and a dragging sensation in the groin. The intestines can become strangulated and could cause a major clinical event with excessive pain.
- Since hernia patients may be overweight and older and poor surgical candidates, the lack of general anesthesia for the procedure is an advantage over other commonly performed repair techniques.
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¹ Millenium Research Group 2004