Hernia Myths

Dispelling Hernia Surgery Myths

When it comes to hernia surgery, Maryland Bariatrics understands that there are a lot of mistruths surrounding your options.

Before undergoing any surgical procedure, it is important that you educate yourself in order to feel you and your doctor have made the best choice for your needs.

Below are some of the most common myths regarding hernias and hernia surgery.

Mesh Is Best

Over the past 50 years mesh repair has been the gold standard when it comes to hernia repair.

However, the rate of recurrence is higher than many would like to see.

In fact, many doctors recommend pure tissue repair as the superior repair method.

Exercise Can Prevent Hernias

Contrary to popular belief, it is not possible to prevent a hernia by working out your abdominal wall muscles.

Muscles have no effect on your intestine or on your fascia which makes exercising irrelevant when it comes to hernia prevention .

Tension Causes Hernia Recurrences

Manufacturers of mesh may be to blame when it comes to the rumor that tension can cause a hernia recurrence.

Any surgeon will tell you that tension is not responsible.

Mesh Can’t Cause Pain

Regardless of the surgeon or their expert technique, when using a mesh repair on a hernia there is no way to avoid all nerves.

Large nerves can be avoided as they are visible, but there are many microscopic nerves which are not visible and thus unavoidable.

Hernia Surgery at Maryland Bariatrics

If you are suffering from a hernia and are in need of surgery look no further than the professional services offered by Maryland Bariatrics.

At Maryland Bariatrics our board certified surgical team will be able to walk you through all of your options.

For more information on Maryland Bariatrics visit our website today or call us at 301-965-0546.

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