Did you know that one out of every 200 adults in the United States will see their doctor for a hernia? Unfortunately, that’s only a fraction of the estimated five million people in the U.S. with hernias that will seek medical attention. While hernias are not limited to males, roughly 90 percent of all abdominal hernias occur in men. The good news is that virtually all hernias can be repaired.
Our surgeons have developed a special interest in hernias and perform hundreds of hernia repairs annually. In fact, we’re performing more hernia repairs in our area than any other surgical facility. In drawing upon our experience, we actively host and train other surgeons at our facility. It is this experience that allows us to employ state-of-the-art repair techniques and materials that ultimately decrease patient recovery time. Using the Prolene Hernia System by Ethicon in our repairs assures us that our recurrence rate of 0.1 percent is significantly below the national average.
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Most of our patients are back to work at their desk jobs in just a few days. We encourage you to contact our office today at 425.899.5500 to resolve your hernia issues.
About 10 percent of people develop some type of hernia during their lifetime. Hernias are seven times more common in males than in females.
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Author: Bret A Nicks, MD, Assistant Professor, Assistant Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Coauthor(s): Kim Askew, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine Contributor Information and Disclosures