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More Than One Surgery Is Common for Hernia Patients

March 1, 2022

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Presented by Health Lab

Michigan Medicine researchers found that approximately one in six older Americans who’d undergone an operation to repair a hernia had repeat hernia surgery less than ten years later. Ryan Howard, M.D., a general surgery resident at Michigan Medicine and author of the study, explains how this trend can be harmful to patients. Howard also highlights that individuals who underwent minimally invasive procedures were more likely to need additional operations than those who’d undergone open surgeries.

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