1. Hernias are the second most common cause of intestinal obstruction, and a strangulated hernia is a life-threatening condition.

2. Barring significant medical contradications, All Hernias Should Be Repaired.

3. Tension-free Mesh Herniaplasty is a safe and effective out-patient technique of repairing an inguinal hernia in the setting of a modern university medical center.

4. Following hernia repair, patients may return to full and unrestricted activities.


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Hernia Repair
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