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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.
Guidelines to control opioid prescribing for post-surgery pain

Guidelines to control opioid prescribing for post-surgery pain

Guideline for surgeons could reduce opioids prescribed after operations by 40%

Guideline for surgeons could reduce opioids prescribed after operations by 40%

Orthocell earns CE Mark approval for CelGro collagen medical device

Orthocell earns CE Mark approval for CelGro collagen medical device

Reducing use of 'low value' surgical procedures vital to cut healthcare costs and enhance care

Reducing use of 'low value' surgical procedures vital to cut healthcare costs and enhance care

New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery

New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery

Frailty linked to greater odds of complications after common ambulatory surgery

Frailty linked to greater odds of complications after common ambulatory surgery

Study suggests optimal length of opioid pain prescriptions for common surgical procedures

Study suggests optimal length of opioid pain prescriptions for common surgical procedures

Delaying minor surgery for pediatric patients may not offer any neurodevelopmental benefit

Delaying minor surgery for pediatric patients may not offer any neurodevelopmental benefit

Postoperative patients use fewer opioid medications than prescribed after hernia surgery

Postoperative patients use fewer opioid medications than prescribed after hernia surgery

Parents of ill children worry about return of ‘lifetime limits’ in GOP health bill

Parents of ill children worry about return of ‘lifetime limits’ in GOP health bill

Study finds opioid dependence and overdose rates after urologic surgery

Study finds opioid dependence and overdose rates after urologic surgery

Researchers find link between hormones and inguinal hernias in older men

Researchers find link between hormones and inguinal hernias in older men

EHR systems improve outcomes for weekend surgery patients, study shows

EHR systems improve outcomes for weekend surgery patients, study shows

Pelvic prolapse surgery using mesh no more effective than standard repair?

Pelvic prolapse surgery using mesh no more effective than standard repair?

Study finds many college football athletes at risk for muscle injuries due to low vitamin D levels

Study finds many college football athletes at risk for muscle injuries due to low vitamin D levels

Preoperative opioid use may lead to complications, readmissions and high costs post surgery

Preoperative opioid use may lead to complications, readmissions and high costs post surgery

Simple, low-cost surgical instrument may expand use of minimally invasive surgery

Simple, low-cost surgical instrument may expand use of minimally invasive surgery

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