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Recovering from Hernia Surgery: What to Expect

If you’re scheduled for hernia surgery, chances are you’re wondering about what to expect as you recover. We’ve got you covered! Keep reading to learn what you can do to stay comfortable following hernia surgery.

May 14th, 2021
4 Signs of a Nerve Tumor

Did you know tumors, called schwannomas, can form on different nerves in your body? Although not usually cancerous, these tumors can still cause troublesome symptoms. Take a moment to learn the signs your symptoms may be a schwannoma.

Mar 8th, 2021
DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

If you’ve had a mastectomy and are considering breast reconstruction, learn how DIEP flap surgery can help you achieve the look you want without implants by using your own body tissues. Learn what you need to know about this innovative procedure.

Dec 11th, 2020
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR)

Are you among the 70% of amputees struggling with phantom limb pain? Phantom limb pain can be severe and disrupt the quality of your life. Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) offers a lasting solution. Read on to learn more!

Nov 30th, 2020
Do I Have a Sports Hernia?

Did you suffer an injury on the field or on the ice? Athletes who play vigorous sports are at risk for a painful condition known as a sports hernia. This injury causes groin pain, and it can be severe enough to keep you out of the game.

Oct 20th, 2020
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Mar 19th, 2021
Can You Play Football With A Hernia?

It depends, but you should always check with your physician before proceeding with playing football since there is a different degree of inguinal hernias and everyone is going to have a different set of circumstances.

Apr 20th, 2020
What is Targeted Muscle Re-innervation (TMR)?

Targeted Muscle Re-innervation, or simply TMR, is a novel procedure that involves the rewiring of the body’s peripheral nerves. While nerve transfers have been around for decades, they have mainly been in upper extremity nerve injuries. The TMR...

Feb 20th, 2020
Post-operative groin pain solutions

Groin pain after inguinal hernia surgery is not uncommon regardless of the type of repair, which includes laparoscopic, robotic, open, mesh, and no mesh repairs. There are three main nerves that run in the inguinal...

Feb 13th, 2020
Post Operative Pain: Inguinal Hernia Surgery with Mesh

Chronic pain after inguinal hernia or sports hernia surgery occurs in approximately 2-4% of all patients who undergo the procedure. There are several reasons for chronic pain, but the most likely source is an injury, kinking, or scarring to the sensory...

Feb 6th, 2020
Mesh versus No Mesh for Inguinal Hernia Repairs

Mesh is commonly used with inguinal hernia repairs through an open or laparoscopic approach to reinforce the weakened inguinal floor. With an open repair, an incision is placed on the lower abdomen/pubic area to allow placement of the mesh from an...

Jan 30th, 2020
How is the Muschaweck repair different?

There are several different types of non-mesh repair techniques for sports hernias or inguinal hernias. The technique that I perform routinely is the Muschaweck minimal tension repair technique, which is a modification of the Shouldice Repair technique...

Jan 24th, 2020
Chronic pain from football and other sports

Chronic pain in the high-performance athlete is a serious concern since it can result in a career ending decision as we have seen with several athletes in the NFL recently. The most recent high-profile athlete was Luke Kuechley, a linebacker on...

Jan 17th, 2020