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A hernia is protrusion of an organ or the muscular wall of an organ through the cavity that normally contains it. A hiatal hernia occurs when the stomach protrudes upwards into the mediastinum through the esophageal opening in the diaphragm.
Anxiety or depression may raise risk of wound-related complications after surgery

Anxiety or depression may raise risk of wound-related complications after surgery

TELA Bio's OviTex RBSs implanted in 100 hernia repair procedures since FDA clearance in June 2016

TELA Bio's OviTex RBSs implanted in 100 hernia repair procedures since FDA clearance in June 2016

Mesh used to reinforce hernia repair provides mixed outcomes, study finds

Mesh used to reinforce hernia repair provides mixed outcomes, study finds

Novel surgical approach can help remove diseased gallbladder through single, small incision

Novel surgical approach can help remove diseased gallbladder through single, small incision

New study uses evolutionary theory to predict cancer risk in patients with Barrett's esophagus

New study uses evolutionary theory to predict cancer risk in patients with Barrett's esophagus

Telephone postoperative clinic improves access to care, mitigates long travel distances for patients

Telephone postoperative clinic improves access to care, mitigates long travel distances for patients

Study shows universal health insurance may mitigate surgical disparities for African Americans

Study shows universal health insurance may mitigate surgical disparities for African Americans

Blood utilization practice guidelines can save millions of dollars, reduce blood wastage

Blood utilization practice guidelines can save millions of dollars, reduce blood wastage

Single, short duration exposure of general anesthesia appears to cause no cognitive harm in healthy, young children

Single, short duration exposure of general anesthesia appears to cause no cognitive harm in healthy, young children

Rural hospitals may work well for straightforward surgeries in relatively healthy patients

Rural hospitals may work well for straightforward surgeries in relatively healthy patients

Ariste Medical develops drug-eluting mesh for more effective open hernia repair

Ariste Medical develops drug-eluting mesh for more effective open hernia repair

Research suggests ibuprofen does not increase bleeding risk after plastic surgery

Research suggests ibuprofen does not increase bleeding risk after plastic surgery

Pediatric surgeons who perform very few procedures after graduation may have hard time in the long run

Pediatric surgeons who perform very few procedures after graduation may have hard time in the long run

New research examines how patients can have greater success from ventral hernia surgeries

New research examines how patients can have greater success from ventral hernia surgeries

Penn study calls on physicians to avoid over-prescribing opioids for surgical patients

Penn study calls on physicians to avoid over-prescribing opioids for surgical patients

Muscle-sparing abdominal flaps can reduce complications in women undergoing breast reconstruction

Muscle-sparing abdominal flaps can reduce complications in women undergoing breast reconstruction

New evidence highlights benefits and harms of using artificial mesh for surgical repair of vaginal prolapse

New evidence highlights benefits and harms of using artificial mesh for surgical repair of vaginal prolapse

Virtual and augmented reality in surgical training: an interview with Dr Shafi Ahmed

Virtual and augmented reality in surgical training: an interview with Dr Shafi Ahmed

Pulmonary neuroendocrine cells act like sensor to orchestrate immune response

Pulmonary neuroendocrine cells act like sensor to orchestrate immune response

Study: Post hospital syndrome is significant risk factor for patients undergoing elective surgery

Study: Post hospital syndrome is significant risk factor for patients undergoing elective surgery