There was an article in today's Wall Street Journal discussing the dissatisfaction that many patients are having after hernia surgery. The most common hernia is an inguinal hernia which is located near the groin. These surgeries are often done with a laproscope rather than an open procedure. Patients are often not made fully aware of the options of how to have this surgery done and are also not aware that in some cases, there could be continued pain and discomfort.
Some of the risks include nerve damage or nerve irritation, failure to hold the hernia in place, or problems with the mesh.
While this is often described by doctors as a routine “in and out” surgery, remember that surgery is still surgery. Complications can and do happen.
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