‘Tis the season for heart attacks shoveling snow – but don’t forget about hernias. A Penn State Health doctor discusses the ailment and when you should seek help.
You may know what a hernia is, but do you know that a hernia without pain may be a ticking time bomb in your gut? We asked Harvey Rainville, M.D., a board-certified general surgeon at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center, to answer a few of the most common questions about hernias.
Penn Medicine researchers have successfully developed, tested, and implemented a first-of-its-kind, patient-informed questionnaire tool for ventral hernia repair surgery patients that could be broadly used to improve the way clinicians care for patients and potentially outcomes.
A unique procedure, created by a Michigan Medicine pediatric surgeon, is repairing inguinal hernias in children using an ultrasound and a needle, with no incision needed.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Anne Rhodes is back to doing what she loves after being treated for a hernia at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. Frankly, a hernia wasn’t even on her radar. “I had a lot of misconceptions…