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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.
Pain management program uses new approach to reduce narcotic prescriptions after surgery

Pain management program uses new approach to reduce narcotic prescriptions after surgery

Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve

Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve

Manuka honey fights infection in surgical dressings

Manuka honey fights infection in surgical dressings

Prevalence of cannabis dependence or abuse increases significantly among surgical patients

Prevalence of cannabis dependence or abuse increases significantly among surgical patients

Embarrassing symptoms prevent women from seeking treatment for pelvic floor disorders

Embarrassing symptoms prevent women from seeking treatment for pelvic floor disorders

White House unveils finalized health care price transparency rule

White House unveils finalized health care price transparency rule

Cleveland Clinic successfully performs first laparoscopic living donor liver transplantation

Cleveland Clinic successfully performs first laparoscopic living donor liver transplantation

'Michigan Promise' aims to bring diversity to the surgical field

'Michigan Promise' aims to bring diversity to the surgical field

They got estimates before surgery — and a bill after that was 50% more

They got estimates before surgery — and a bill after that was 50% more

Pregnancy-related widening of abdominal muscles may affect 'tummy tuck' outcomes

Pregnancy-related widening of abdominal muscles may affect 'tummy tuck' outcomes

Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits, but progress comes in small doses

Doctors can change opioid prescribing habits, but progress comes in small doses

MIT engineers design pliable 3D-printed mesh materials for ankle and knee braces

MIT engineers design pliable 3D-printed mesh materials for ankle and knee braces

Anyone can get hernias, especially after abdominal surgery

Anyone can get hernias, especially after abdominal surgery

Novel technique that uses nanotechnology and photonics prevents bacterial infections on surgical implants

Novel technique that uses nanotechnology and photonics prevents bacterial infections on surgical implants

Dealing with hospital closure, pioneer Kansas town asks: What comes next?

Dealing with hospital closure, pioneer Kansas town asks: What comes next?

New app can predict likelihood of developing incisional hernia after abdominal surgery

New app can predict likelihood of developing incisional hernia after abdominal surgery

Experts in coloproctology will unite to promote global collaboration at 14th Annual ESCP conference

Experts in coloproctology will unite to promote global collaboration at 14th Annual ESCP conference

New series offers global evidence detailing role of surgery in the opioids crisis

New series offers global evidence detailing role of surgery in the opioids crisis

Persistant opioid use in the family may be risk factor for young adults after surgery

Persistant opioid use in the family may be risk factor for young adults after surgery

Long-term opioid use by family member associated with higher chances of persistent opioid use by teens

Long-term opioid use by family member associated with higher chances of persistent opioid use by teens